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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 host 18th Supplier's Day to share best practice with supply chain

Simons Group have hosted their 18th annual Supplier's Day at the company's head office in Lincoln, with members of the company's sustainability, health and safety, industrial, retail and healthcare teams collaborating with suppliers to share further develop on the company's ‘Building ...read more

Simons Project Managers shortlisted for Construction Manager of the Year Awards

Two project managers from Simons Group have been named as finalist at this year's Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA). Marat Mugttinov has been recognised in the ‘New Build and Refurbishment - Between £3-5 million‘ category for leading the Simons Construction team ...read more

Simons complete development scheme for Marks & Spencer in Ferndown

Simons Group have completed major construction works for Marks & Spencer at their new Foodhall in Ferndown, Dorset. The new M&S Foodhall in Ferndown officially opened its doors on Wednesday 6th July, welcoming customers in to the new store for the very first time. The Foodhall was opened ...read more

Simons launch exclusive Team Theo kit with Sheffield Children's Hospital

Simons Group have launched an exclusive cycling kit with The Children's Hospital Charity in Sheffield. The limited edition cycling kit, made by Santini, will help fund physiotherapy equipment in the new wing of the hospital being built by Simons Group, the kit's main sponsor. Over 50,000 ...read more

Building Greener Blog: What is the Social Value of a pallet?

After a customer posed questions about supply chain traceability, our Sustainability Manager Rosi Fieldson has taken a look at where our pallets go…It is a special sense of closure felt by auditors to reach the end of an audit trail in a place where only good things are happening. This week, ...read more

Simons start work on John Lewis Chelmsford fit out

Simons Group, has begun work on the internal fit out of John Lewis Chelmsford, the anchor tenant of the city's newBond Street development. Work will create a three storey shop, with associated warehouse and support areas, an external three storey plantplatform, a third party restaurant and ...read more

Simons host charity football event in London with Citygrove

Simons Group have raised £349 for Headway North West London by hosting a charity hogroast on site in Ruislip, inviting site workers, team members and key stakeholders to site on Thursday 16th June. Guests were given an update on the works being carried out for Citygrove at the Old Dairy site ...read more

Simons host hoarding competition at Oakridge Park

Currently working on the new retail development at Oakridge Park, construction company Simons Group have invited children from two local schools to Oakridge Park, to paint the hoardings surrounding their works for Newcrest in Milton Keynes. Children from Stanton School joined the project team ...read more

What is Culture?

Following on from a great response to our previous blogs for the Great Business Debate, our Head of HR Michelle Page has written a piece looking at how you create the right culture at a business and the impact of setting out your purpose.Take a look at the blog on the Great Business Debate's ...read more

Responsibility in a global market, delivered locally

Following on from a great response to our previous blogs for the Great Business Debate, our Sustainability Manager Dr Rosi Fieldson has written a piece looking at the need for a global approach to responsible business being considered and approached on a local level.Take a look at the blog on the ...read more

Simons start work on new Asda store in Devon

Simons have begun work on the construction of a new Asda supermarket in the centre of Barnstaple, Devon. Thescheme consists of a 79,000 sq ft steel frame structure with a 40,000 sq ft shop floor area that incorporates George atAsda, a deli and a new style cafeteria, along with other facilities. ...read more

Simons scoops three awards for being an outstanding considerate constructor

Simons has won a Silver and two Bronze Awards at the prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme's 2016National Site Awards for AG Barr at Magna Park (Silver), M&S's Simply Food store at Meole Brace and John Lewisand Waitrose at Horsham (both Bronze).Over 3,500 guests from construction ...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

Getting on the Construction Career Ladder : Great Business Debate Blog

In line with National Apprenticeship Week, our Career Adviser Emma Dodsworth and Sponsored Graduate Sophie Nolan have written a blog for The Great Business Debate, looking at getting started in construction careers, the challenges faced by employer and employee and the benefit of Undergraduate ...read more

Simons Group announce new Distribution Director

Simons have announced an internal promotion; appointing Mark Shea as Sector Director for Industrial and Distribution.Mark joined Simons in September 2015 and has played an instrumental role in securing numerous project wins recently, alongside supporting several project teams with his extensive ...read more

Girls that Build: Blog

Following on from a great response to International Women's Day, our Sustainability Manager Dr Rosi Fieldson has written a blog for The Great Business Debate, looking at the diverse career opportunities for women in the construction industry. Is there still a gender issue in construction? What can ...read more

Simons Group's recent tender success

Simons Construction has achievedsignificant success inwork winningthis year,securing £55m of new activity since the start of January. Our strategic customers account for 73% of the successful tenders, meaning repeat business is once again creating a reliable workflow. Projects won includethe ...read more

Simons begin work for Newcrest at Oakridge Park

Simons Group's project team have beguin works on site for Newcrest at Oakridge Park. Works began on February 15th and will complete this Summer. The project involves the construction of a new Asda foodstore , a small parade of 7 retail units, 3 bus stops, externaladjacent roadways and car ...read more

Boots store at North Lincolnshire Shopping Park achieves BREEAM Excellent

Simons are delighted to announce that Boots UK has been certified with its first ever ‘Excellent‘ BREEAM rating for itsstore at North Lincolnshire Shopping Park. This is a great achievement for Simons Group Ltd; having developed,designed, built and fitted out the shell building and the ...read more

Simons start Phase 2 of works in Cambridge

The second phase of work for Nuffield Health has begun on site in Cambridge. This phase will see Simons begin demolition of the majority of the original hospital to provide additional parking and landscaping, with the retention and refurbishment of one wing to provide the pathology department and ...read more

Simons complete major project at Nuffield Cambridge

Major works on a new-build project for Nuffield Health on their hospital in Cambridge have completed, with today seeing the first patients welcomed into the new facilities. The £30m project, with a construction value of £15m, has seen another successful collaboration between P+HS ...read more

Simons Group make new Director appointments

To support the business' planned growth, Simons have made internal promotions and an external appointment within the company‘s Construction business unit. John Hallam, an employee of Simons Group for over 25 years has been promoted to Sector Director of Retail. Miles Thomas, a member of the ...read more

Double award win for Simons Construction at National CCS Awards

Simons Group received two Silver National Site awards at this year's Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) Awards. Hosted at nationwide events, these site awards account for the top 7% of all CCS registered sites across the UK.The company's project teams for Waitrose in Malmesbury and for Capital ...read more

New Construction Director Announced at Simons Group

Simons Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Holden as the company's new Group Construction Director. Mark begins at Simons on Monday 30March. With over 25 years construction industry experience and a Civil Engineer by training, Mark has held a number of Director level roles and ...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

The Waitrose Malmesbury "Promise Project"

How do you introduce a modern foodstore into a historic town like Malmesbury? We asked local photographer Rupert Barker to help us document this journey. This hopes to capture our initial aims and to illustrate their successful delivery. Follow the link to see the brochure ...read more

Simons Group start work for IDI Gazeley in Swindon

Simons Group have been named as the contractor of choice for a 55,898 sq ft (5,193 sq m) built-to suit state of the art parcel hubforinternational express, mail delivery and logistics services companyTNT and IDI Gazeley at G. Park, Swindon. Simons start work on site ...read more

Simons Group host Wellbeing Day for employees

To raise awareness for World Mental Health Day today, Lincolnshire-based property solutions company Simons Group have been encouraging employees to look at their own wellbeing by hosting local specialists and workshops.Organisations that joined Simons for the day included Mind, Access LN6, ...read more

North Lincolnshire Shopping Park: opening update

North Lincolnshire ShoppingPark will be opening for businessonFriday 24th October, marking the completion of a 5 year collaborative project combining each of Simons Group's services; Design, Developments, Construction and Fit Out. Boots will be opening at8am, with Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, ...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

Simons Group complete work on Debenhams' Cheshire Oaks store

Simons Group are proud to have completed work on the Debenhams store in Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port which opens to the public on Thursday 21st August at 10am. Simons have been engaged for over 10 months, starting with Simons Design, who took the retailer‘s brief and transformed the store ...read more

Simons "Build Safer" with local schoolchildren

Members of the Simons Group project team who have recently completed work on the new look Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln have been working with schoolchildren at St Hugh's Catholic Primary School and finishing off a new range of vegetable patches for the different age groups, engaging 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 Group provide site tour and design challenges to local Girl Guides

Simons Group's project team working on the construction of NorthLincolnshire Shopping Park played host to the 1st Morton Girl Guides onsite this week.The girls were given a tour of the park and were given great insight intothe various stores‘ features, including practicalities within the ...read more

Simons Group acknowledged for 5 years as CCS Associate

Simons Group have been acknowledged by the Considerate Constructors Schemefor being an associate for 5 years.Phil Kennedy, Group Construction Director for Simons said, "Being anassociate of the Considerate Constructors Scheme is a role that we takeseriously, consistently striving to improve the ...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 Group start construction at Cambridge Nuffield Health Hospital

Simons Group have started construction work on a complete new hospital for Nuffield Health on Trumpington Road in Cambridge. Enabling works began in late January 2014 and completed last week, meaning that the main construction may now commence. The existing hospital will remain in full operational ...read more

Simons encourage creative talent in construction with Fashion Student Project

Simons Group have been working with University of Lincoln students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design programme, to support the property solutions business' ‘Building Safer' and ‘Building Greener' initiatives. The students, who are currently in their second year of study, were presented ...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

Simons Receive Top Considerate Constructor Award

Simons Group have received a Gold National Site Award after achieving a phenomenal 45/50 on site for Sainsbury's in Melton Mowbray. Under the new CCS scoring system which changed last year, it is the highest score that Simons have achieved to date and the project is one of only a handful to have ...read more

Simons working with local photographer on Malmesbury project

Simons are furthering community ties in Malmesbury by working with local photographer Rupert Barker to assist with documenting the project's progress, along with a portrait project that will be developed on throughout the year. The portrait project will look at the store's delivery and some of ...read more

Simons make Sustmeme Top 500 Twitter list

We are thrilled to have been placed at No. 286 on the 'Sustmeme Top 500' influencers and players active on Twitter in Architecture, Design and Engineering, Property, Planning, Development and Construction.'According to the Sustmeme website: "The leaderboard ranks players on the basis of scores ...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

North Lincolnshire Shopping Park - On Site & In Progress

After years of teamwork and persistence, we are now on site and have begun construction works on the North Lincolnshire Shopping Park in Scunthorpe. If you would like any information on the project at all, be it the basic outlines of the project, the latest information from the site team, social ...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 achieve 500 RIDDOR free days

Simons Group?s framework and fit out team are celebrating 500 Days without a RIDDOR accident today. An average of 200 people per day have been involved in the company?s nationwide framework and fit out projects, for clients including Boots, DFS and Marks and Spencer. John Hallam, ...read more

Simons Group chosen as contractor for Cambridge Nuffield Health Hospital

Simons Group have been chosen to create a complete new hospital for Nuffield Health on Trumpington Road in Cambridge. The project is valued at approximately £12.9m. The works will be comprised of 36 bed inpatient and day case wards, an outpatients' department with 16 consulting rooms, a ...read more

Feedback for our Developments team

Have a look at the latest feedback for our developments team, following the time they have spent on the North Lincolnshire Shopping Park. Our construction team are now on site and the shopping park will be opening Winter 2014. Keep an eye on the news for the latest on the project. ...read more

It's been a busy few weeks

A brief summary of just a few of our projects over the last few weeks: 6 weeks. 5 projects. 4 customers. 1 contractor... Simons. ...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

Health Team Highly Commended at Building Better Healthcare Awards

The health team were able to celebrate their ongoing achievements in the healthcare sector at this year's Building Better Healthcare Awards, where they received the ?Highly Commended? award for Best Healthcare Procure21+ Project for their work at Astley Court. As if hearing the good ...read more

Morrisons Bargoed: Now Open

Members of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Bargoed Town Council, Morrisons, funding partners Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, architects Holder Mathias and key members of the supply chain were invited to a celebratory event, marking our completion of over 5 years of work on the ...read more

Sainsbury's Melton Mowbray: Open for Business

Our team working on a new Sainsbury's in Melton Mowbray have completed and the store is now open for business. The team deserve a further pat on the back for achieving a phenomenal CCS score of 45/50, the highest score that Sainsbury?s have achieved on a site and the highest we have ...read more

Waitrose Oundle: Open for Business

Our team working on the new Waitrose foodstore have worked incredibly swiftly and after just 7 weeks on site, the store is now open for business! ...read more

Cheshire Oaks used in BM Trada guide

M&S Cheshire Oaks has been used by BM Trada in their guide to obtaining chain of custody project certification. You can obtain the guide by following the link ...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

Simons Group chosen as constructor for Magna Park Project for John Lewis Partnership & Gazeley

Simons Group have been named as the contractor of choice for a 675,000 sq ft extension for the John Lewis Partnership and Gazeley at Magna Park, Milton Keynes. It is the second project in a year at Magna Park for Simons. Earlier this year Simons completed the new 350,000 sq ft manufacturing ...read more

Simons Named as Main Contractor for Major Waterside Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Simons Construction have been named as the main contractor on the Waterside Shopping Centre's major refurbishment, with work commencing in July and the first phase of retail opening in time for Christmas 2013. Simons, a family-owned business based on Doddington Road, have been involved in ...read more

Success for simons developments team in newmarket

The proposed plans for a new Morrisons foodstore in Newmarket have been approved by Forest Heath District Council. Simons Developments and Morrisons have been working with the local community and local organisations to ensure that plans for a new store on Exning Road are the right plans, which ...read more

Simons Awarded Gold at Considerate Constructors National Site Awards

Simons Construction have been awarded ‘Gold‘ at this year's Considerate Constructor's 2013 National Site Award for work undertaken at Cheshire Oaks. The annual awards, run by the scheme, recognise the highest levels of consideration and care shown by construction sites throughout ...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 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

New Store for M&S in Newport Open for Business

The 39,000 sqft M&S store that we have been working on at Newport's Spytty Retail Park is open and ready for business. The store hosts clothing, food and homeware ranges and also features a cafe. The site team have been working on this for just 12 weeks and have provided our key customer ...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

Award for M&S Cheshire Oaks Store

An award for outstanding contribution to the work of FSC� in the UK has been presented to Marks and Spencer for the construction of their Cheshire Oaks retail outlet. The awards, which were launched in 2011 to mark the UN International Year of Forests, are presented to ...read more

Cheshire Oaks Opening Day

A note from Paul Hodgkinson, Chairman: "The opening of Cheshire Oaks was very exciting and our team have done a great job. The events surrounding the launch included Philip and myself, together with Rex Littlewood (Project Director) and Ed Dixon (Environmental Champion) and Mark Noonan ...read more

Cheshire Oaks opening date announced for 29 August

We are thrilled to announce our major scheme with M&S in Cheshire Oaks will be open to all from Wednesday 29 August. See News Downloads for the latest update and have a look at what makes this their greenest store ever and how we've helped to make it happen ... ...read more

Council to decide Carterton Foodstore Plans

Morrisons' plans for a new foodstore in Carterton could be determined by West Oxfordshire District Council within the next few months, after the planning application was submitted to the Council planners. If the plans are approved, construction of the 'state of the art' foodstore - which has ...read more

M&S Cheshire Oaks Design Competition

A group of students from West Cheshire College has won a design competition held to celebrate the new M&S Store at Cheshire Oaks. The competition was managed by Simons as part of our Considerate Constructors Scheme to become more involved with the local communities living close to the Cheshire ...read more

Markham Moor Hyperbolic Paraboloid Petrol Station

English Heritage have awarded Grade II listed status to the well known Markham Moor petrol station situated on the southbound A1. The roof structure is in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid and was designed by Architect Sam Scorer (1923-2003). Sometimes known as a saddle roof which follows a ...read more

Councillors approve new retail development for Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee has again approved a new retail development, including a new Marks & Spencer store, on Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe. The plans were originally approved in December but were returned to the Planning Committee to clarify some details relating to ...read more

Bargoed

Construction starts on retail development in South Wales - 77,000 sq ft retail development to be delivered in 2013 - Rockspring Property Investment Managers (Rockspring) and its development partner, Simons Developments, announce that construction has commenced on the first phase of Bargoed ...read more

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