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Simons Group's 2015/16 Corporate Responsibility Report

An introduction from Tom Robinson, Chief Executive: I always enjoy the time of year when I am handed the Corporate Responsibility Report in draft to read. I make a point of reading it from cover to cover in one sitting, as this gives such a fantastic view of everything we have set about achieving ...read more

Simons Group's GSK project named as 'Project of the Year' finalist at 2016 Structural Timber Awards

Simons Group have been named as a finalist for “Project of the Year“ at the 2016 Structural Timber Awards, for the GlaxoSmithKline's low carbon Compliance Building, designed and created by Simons for GSK in Ware. Tom Robinson, Chief Executive of Simons said of the news, “I am ...read more

Simons Group's GSK project shortlisted for Building Magazine's 'Sustainable Project of the Year'

Simons Group have been shortlisted for Building Magazine's ‘Sustainable Project of the Year‘ Award, for the GlaxoSmithKline's low carbon Compliance Building, designed and created by Simons for GSK in Ware. The Building Awards are the industry'slongest running and one of the most ...read more

North Lincolnshire Shopping Park achieves BREEAM "Very Good" Rating

Simons have confirmed that North Lincolnshire Shopping Park has achieved an overall BREEEAM rating of ‘Very Good‘, further bolstering the Park's sustainable credentials. Last year, the Boots and M&S stores on the park were awarded ‘Excellent‘ ratings; the first BREEAM ...read more

New Building Greener Blog: What does Paris mean for Simons?

There was a lot of excitement on 11thDecember 2015, a big day for the planet. But what does COP 21 actually mean for Simons as a business, what we build and how we deliver our projects? Our Sustainability Manager Dr Rosi Fieldson takes a look… ...read more

New Building Greener Download : Manifesto for Ethical Sourcing in Construction

Our Sustainability Manager Dr Rosi Fieldson has been working with a select group of key sustainability figures across the construction industry to for a ‘hackathon' to create aManifesto for Ethical Sourcing in Construction, supported by the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing (APRES), ...read more

Solid Wood Solutions - SHOWCASING THE BEST UK SOLID WOOD PROJECTS

Taking place on Tuesday 16 September 2015 at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, London – SolidWood Solutions is an unmissable one day conference & exhibition designed to present the benefitsof adopting ‘solid wood' technologies such as glulam and cross-laminated timber for modern ...read more

Simons Group's 2014/15 Corporate Responsibility Report

Simons Group are proud to issue the annual corporate responsibility report, featuring targets and highlights measurable against the company's values. As with previous years; to avoid unnecessary printing, the full report is only available online, at www.simonsgroup.com/cr . Highlights ...read more

Simons shortlisted for 'Test of Time' at Building Awards

Simons Group has been named as a finalist at this year's Building Awards, the industry'slongest running and one of the most prestigious recognitions of property excellence.Showcasing the best in all areas of construction, from individual projects to training and outstanding individuals,21 awards ...read more

Simons Group Shwop at Work

Simons Group has been doing its bit for the environment and helping employees to clear out their wardrobes after Christmas, with a month-long Shwopping event at the companys head office in Lincoln. Throughout January, hundreds of garments were donated, enough to fill 12 large waste bags. The ...read more

Double success for Simons Group at John Lewis Partnership Supplier Awards

Judges have awarded Simons Group as 'Highly commended‘ for both the Responsible Development Innovation and Waitrose ‘Treading Lightly‘ Waste awards at the 2014 John Lewis Partnership‘s Supplier Sustainability Awards. With entries demonstrating shared values and commitment ...read more

Let Nature In?

With the wildflower garden at our head office in full bloom and an array of projects recently completed with great levels of biodiversity, our Head of Environment Rosi Fieldson looks at how developments benefit from considering the habitat around them.How do you think developments can improve ...read more

The Good, The Bad and the CSR

In light of our recent corporate responsibility report, our Head of Environment Rosi Fieldson has focused her latest blog on transparency within CSR reporting. What do you think? Does transparency help? Do you believe in corporate responsibility? Are there better ways to measure? What should we be ...read more

Simons Groups 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report

We are incredibly proud to issue the annual corporate responsibility report, featuring targets and highlights measurable against the company's values. Highlights include: 30% female workforce (against national average of 11% in construction) An accident Incident Rate (AIR) score of 357, against a ...read more

New Chief Executive Announced at Simons Group

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Robinson as the company's new Chief Executive. Tom is an experienced Executive who has operated across a range of property and facilities related activities having trained as a Construction Manager (MCIOB) which he supplemented with an MBA. The ...read more

Simons Group host sustainable construction competition with Harrogate Primary School

Simons Group have been working on a design competition with Oatlands InfantSchool in Harrogate and have celebrated with the winners this week. Duringthe construction of the new 10,000 sq ft M&S store in Harrogate, members ofthe project team approached the local school with the intent of a ...read more

Simons commit to sustainable travel efforts

In a bid to increase behavioural awareness regarding the carbon footprint of the workforce, Simons has created a bespoke sustainable travel plan with local organisation, Access LN6. Access LN6 is a £6.5million programme to improve sustainable transport options in the LN6 area of Lincoln and ...read more

Simons Short-listed for National Recycling Awards

Simons Group are delighted to have been named as a finalist for this Materials Recycling World (MRW) Magazine's National Recycling Awards as Construction Recycler of the Year. The 2014 National Recycling Awards recognise excellence in all parts of the waste and resource management industry, with ...read more

Thoughts on Being a Woman in Construction

I frequently have to ask to borrow a key for the ladies‘ toilets from the female members of the team on construction sites I visit. The key is fiercely guarded because otherwise, the convenience will quickly become an unpleasant experience. In the past (and sometimes even now) there may not ...read more

CIBSE Building Performance Award wins for Cheshire Oaks

We are delighted that our development and construction scheme for Marks & Spencer at Cheshire Oaks has been recognised with two awards at this year's CIBSE Building Performance Awards. CIBSE, the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, ...read more

New Building Greener Blogs

Our Head of Environment, Dr Rosi Fieldson has begun creating a 'Building Greener' blog for us, with a few entries being project specific. This entry focuses on "The Delights of Waste Data" on our sites in North Lincolnshire & Wiltshire. Please click on the links below to see ...read more

Keep up with the latest on our Project in Malmesbury

Our project team have now set up on site and have started works on the Waitrose store in Malmesbury. For the outlines of the project, the latest information from the site team, social media links and any downloads, please visit the project ...read more

Simons Group's Woodland Trust Tree Planting Day

Simons Group have paid for 1,493 trees to be managed by the Woodland Trust for their entire lifetime. Despite the weather there were smiles all around and with a phenomenal show of team spirit from everyone, we managed to plant 1,500 trees in just 3 hours - Meaning that we have offset the ...read more

Morrisons Carterton: Open for Business

The new Morrisons foodstore has opened for business in Carterton! Simons have been involved in the £8.5m project from the beginning, with Simons Developments and Morrisons being granted planning permission in 2012 and Simons Construction completing the build in 40 weeks. The building ...read more

Eco-features at M&S Cheshire Oaks store exceeds expectations

UK's innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board, commends first-year performance of M&S sustainable learning store. Marks & Spencer's Cheshire Oaks store, built by Simons, has been highlighted by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board as a “star project, ...read more

"Simon Says" H&S and sustainability character competition with Lincoln schools launched by Simons

Simons Construction are working on the current refurbishment of the Waterside Centre in Lincoln, which will be completed for Christmas 2014. The construction company is inviting local schools to help improve the image of construction, in line with the company's ‘Building Safer' and ...read more

Designing Buildings case study on Cheshire Oaks

Have a look at the case study that Designing Buildings have created regarding the sustainable success story of M&S Cheshire Oaks. You can find a downloadable copy of the case study in the downloads column on the right If you would like visit the Designing Buildings website, simply click ...read more

National Green Apple Champion Award for Simons

Simons Construction have been awarded 'National Green Champion' at this year's Green Apple Awards. Simons competed against more than 200 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment & Architectural Heritage. The company have been recognised for their ...read more

Building greener report 2012 - 2013

Our latest Building Greener report for 2012-13 is available, showing that commitments to sustainability are spreading throughout the company. Improvements in office energy efficiency and suite management continue to reap benefits. This year has seen projects completed from the north coast of ...read more

Simons Design named as finalists for 2013 LABC Building Excellence Awards

Simons Design have been named as finalists for the LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards. Having won the regional ward for Best Commercial project, Unit J at Brotherhood Retail Park in Peterborough has now been short-listed for this year's LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.The ...read more

Simons & M&S handover donations and visit local school at Cheshire Oaks

Simons Group, the constructors behind M&S' flagship sustainability learning store at Cheshire Oaks, visited Ellesmere Port on Thursday 21st March to hand over more than £2,000 of donations to local charities. Following a charity bike ride, Developments Director Chris Newsome handed ...read more

Double success for Cheshire Oaks at 2013 sustain' awards

Simons Group have been named the winner of the Construction category at this year's Sustain' Magazine Awards for Marks and Spencer's flagship sustainability store at Cheshire Oaks. The awards also saw M&S named as the winner of the Retail category for the eco-store at the awards on Tuesday 5 ...read more

Simons' Environmental Champion named in Building's 50 Stars of Sustainability

Simons' Environmental Champion Ed Dixon has been named as one of Building Magazine's top 50 rising stars of sustainability. Since the beginning of the year, Building has been on the hunt for the most talented young people working in sustainable construction. In order to identify the top 50 ...read more

Simons group short-listed for sustainability achievement at property awards

Simons Group have been short-listed for Property Week 2013's Sustainability Achievement Award for work undertaken at M&S' ecostore at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port. Returning for its 18th year on Wednesday 17 April, the Property Awards 2013 will reward excellence and outstanding performance ...read more

Simons Group Nominated for Considerate Constructor Award

Simons Group has been nominated by monitors of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for a Considerate Constructors 2013 National Site Award for work undertaken at Cheshire Oaks. The awards will be held at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 16th April. It will be announced at the ceremony ...read more

Simons Groups & Cheshire Oaks short-listed for building magazine awards

Simons Group has been short-listed in the Contractor of the year (up to300m) category for the 2013 Building Awards. Chairman Paul Hodgkinson was thrilled with the news: “ Simons have achievedgreat successes within an incredibly tough economic climate in 2012. Ourteams have been working ...read more

Simons group shortlisted as finalist for the 2013 sustain' magazine awards

Simons Group have been shortlisted in both the Development category and Construction category of the Sustain' Magazine Awards 2013, organised by Sustain' Magazine in association with Marshalls. Key aspects of both the development and construction of the "biggest and greenest" Marks and Spencer ...read more

Simons, M&S & How Planning complete Charity cycle from M&S Cheshire Oaks to Paris Champs Elysees

Team members from Simons Group, Marks and Spencer and How Planning have completed a charity bike ride, impressively covering in excess of 450 miles from the 'biggest and greenest' M&S at Cheshire Oaks to the M&S Store on the Champs Elysees in Paris . Setting off from the Cheshire Oaks ...read more

Building Greener

Simons succeeds with carbon footprint reduction targets for the fourth year running. The Building Greener report demonstrates our activities to reduce our impact on the environment in the last financial year including Waste, Water and Biodiversity targets. Visit the Building Greener page to ...read more

Cheshire Oaks shortlisted for The Wood Awards

Simons are delighted to announce that the soon to be completed M&S at Cheshire Oaks has been shortlisted for the 2012 Wood Awards. The project includes almost 2000m2 of certified timber thanks to the determined efforts of our supply chain to source timber products and become FSC chain of ...read more

Cheshire Oaks BREEAM 2006

We are proud to announce that Cheshire Oaks has been awarded an Excellent rating assessment by BREEAM 2006. The project boasts a wide range of environmental features including a very high level of recycled aggregates, biomass heating and landscaping to enhance the local biodiversity. The site ...read more

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