NHBC Awards North East & Yorkshire

Winning triple for Simon

An eye for critical planning and man management has helped to seal a third successive NHBC Pride in the Job award for site manager Simon Langley.

Simon, who works for Taylor Wimpey, is presently overseeing the Crest Park scheme in Bradford – a development of 141 houses over five years. It features a mix of 2 bed apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

However, Simon admits that his third award was probably one of the most difficult to achieve. This was down to the multiple challenges that the site presented: including different types of foundations, builds, and sizes of homes in two and three storey housetypes.

Simon said: “I am always striving for excellence on every project we do and to get a third consecutive award is absolutely fantastic – I am over the moon. However, it is also a reflection on the great team of contractors that we have on site.”

Simon has been in the construction field for 26 years, having started as an apprentice bricklayer and stone mason before rising through the ranks; for the last ten years he has acted as assistant and site manager.

During his last four years with Taylor Wimpey, he has scooped company site manager in 2009 and 2010 and a runners-up award in 2011.

He said: “I think the secrets to getting an NHBC award are: man management, trust, looking to drive standards up, planning, having a great team behind you, being committed to the job and providing excellent customer care.

“After being recognised for this award, the Crest Park team is now even stronger and is delighted to have been commended in such a way. On a personal note, it means that I am now among the top 400 site managers in the UK and that’s got to be a good feeling.

“I think it is good to be recognised by others within the construction sector. But we all appreciate that getting an award gets harder each year as judges look for increasing levels of perfection and more entrants are striving to drive standards up even further.”

He said: “But that will give me the commitment to drive up my own standards to a new level and will obviously benefit the team, the company and the customer as well.”

The Crest Park site, in Thorn Lane, is a stylish development of new build homes between the town of Shipley and the city of Bradford. It offers a collection of superb 2, 3 and 4 bedroom new homes for sale, making it perfect for both first time buyers and families alike.

Crest Park benefits from outstanding views of the surrounding areas and is on the doorstep of a whole host of attractions and amenities, from the World Heritage site of Saltaire Village in Shipley to the National Media Museum and Ice Arena in Bradford.

One of the housetypes on the development is a spacious 2 bedroom apartment featuring an entrance hall that leads to spacious lounge with French doors, which in turn leads to a Juliet balcony. This stylish home also incorporates a fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a fitted bathroom.

Another housetype, the Theakston, is a modern four bedroom, three storey townhouse designed to provide an idyllic lifestyle.

Buyers have also been snapping up the Ingleton – a stylish three bedroom, three storey townhouse which provides all the practicality and space that a family might need.

Taylor Wimpey was formed through the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow on 3rd July 2007.

Both businesses have a history dating 80 years or more with George Wimpey dating back to the 1880s and Taylor Woodrow to the 1920s respectively.

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