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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

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 Group Volunteer to help create new 'Pocket Park' with The Conservation Volunteers

Twenty two volunteers at Simons have helped to create a Pocket Park on the edge of a community woodland in Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire. Managed by the Mercer Woods Community Group and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the new landscaped park incorporates benches made from recycled plastic ...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

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

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

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 Group complete work on Waitrose store in Malmesbury

Simons Group are proud to have completed work on the new Waitrose in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, which opens to the public on Thursday 7th August. Simons have been engaged for over 3 years, working collaboratively with the retailer. This started with Simons Developments, who saw the scheme through the ...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 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

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 Commemorate WW1 Centenary at Head Office

To commemorate the World War 1 centenary, we have created a wildflower garden at the front of the head office at 991 Doddington Road. With the layout designed by Head of Environment Dr Rosi Fieldson, the plants are a mixture of wild grass, poppy seeds and various wild flowers. It will take a while ...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 "Build Safer" with local schoolchildren

Simons Group are continuing their commitment to health and safety by engaging schoolchildren and students in a "Simon Says" character design competition. Last week, members of Simons Group visited schoolchildren at St Hugh's Catholic Primary School and spoke to the children about health, safety ...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

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

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

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