Sherwood & Associates engaged as Office of Public Works (OPW) Programme Co-ordinators
We are delighted to announce that Alan Sherwood of Sherwood & Associates has been appointed as Programme Coordinator providing advisory services for the State Heritage Sites Tourism Development programme. This role was tendered for by the Office of Public Works in October 2016 and Sherwood & Associates were successfully appointed to the role in November 2016.
The Office of Public Works is the Irish Government agency responsible for caring, maintaining and presenting to the public some of the Irelands most important heritage sites. Their portfolio includes approximately 770 Sites and National Monuments encompassing sites from prehistoric to the late medieval periods in history.
The role of programme coordinator involves the project management of a circa €35 million investment in new visitor facilities and interpretation at up to 16 key sites.
The Office of Public Works currently presents approximately 70 sites with Guides and visitor facilities on either a seasonal or fulltime basis.
Over 400 Staff
The OPW has a core permanent Guide workforce of 85 staff, rising by approx. 350 with the addition of seasonal staff to support the activity.
700 Monument Sites.
The OPW also manages a further approx 700 National Monument and other Heritage properties.
Significant Investment Oversight
The OPW has an operational budget of over €8 million per annum and a capital expenditure of over €30 million.
Sherwood & Associates have a long running proven track record with the OPW, having completed a number of large scale projects with / for them in recent years, including: