Simon managed a team of surveyors on numerous projects at Transport for London for over 27 years. He was responsible for the delivery of land and property to the client teams on projects such as Jubilee Line Extension, East London Line Extension, Crossrail, Silvertown Tunnel and Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Bridge.
Following aspireDM’s appointment by the GLA to manage the Olympic land acquisition programme in 2009, Simon took over management control in January 2013. He continued to deliver significant financial savings for the client demonstrating his breadth of knowledge in the compulsory purchase field guiding 36 Olympic cases through the Upper Tribunal process.
Simon has managed many compulsory purchase cases through the litigation process including leadership of the teams required to resource full hearings at the Lands Chamber in the Upper Tribunal. The total number of cases managed by Simon over the past fifteen years is in excess of fifty. Simon is able to offer clear direction and case management skills which translate in to tight budget control on the client property side.
Simon was responsible for a number of major infrastructure projects with property acquisition budgets in excess of £400M and related compensation estimates. He has in-depth understanding of the land acquisition options, the compensation code, its application in numerous scenarios and how this affects the property estimates and budgets throughout the life of a project, including the consenting and implementation stages.