About Us

A Brief

History of Hantall

Hantall Developments was founded in 1987 by Paul and Shaun Gregory creating a family-based team with expertise in the field of Industrial and Commercial construction and management.

Work through the late 80’s and early 90’s concentrated on new build and refurbishments within the nursing homes sector along with Industrial refurbishment, moving on through the 90’s into new build Industrial units, office refurbishments, hotel extensions / renovations, sports clubhouses and more recently developing as a specialist contractor within the automotive industry.

Today’s ever more demanding needs for quality, speed and cost-effectiveness are met by utilising a team of people who work ‘pro-actively’ with the customer, co-ordinating the project from conception to realisation, ensuring deadlines are met and standards are adhered to.

We meet today’s ever more demanding needs for quality, speed and cost-effectiveness by utilising a team of people who work ‘pro-actively’ with the customer, co-ordinating the project from conception to realisation.

Hantall have a vast amount of experience in the Commercial and Industrial construction sector having completed many prestigious car showrooms, office buildings, hotels, sports clubhouses, and Industrial developments around the UK.

Specialist residential projects are undertaken when the design of the property is unusual or complex and where high-quality finishes and specialist skills are demanded.

Hantall continues to grow and expand its highly skilled team and we look forward to delivering exciting, successful projects in the future.
Introduction to

Our Team

Shaun Gregory

- Managing Director

Having graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1982 with a Quantity Surveying Degree, Shaun started his career working for a private QS practice in Manchester gaining a wide range of experience on all manner of Commercial and Industrial projects. In 1986 he qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and shortly after set up Hantall with his father, Paul.

Paul Smith

- Construction Director

Paul began his career in the industry as a bench joiner and qualified in 1983 and later graduated with an Honours degree in Construction Management in 1997. Paul joined Hantall as a Site Agent in 1999 and quickly impressed and progressed to Contracts Manager before being appointed Construction Director in 2007. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has built up expertise across a range of Commercial and Industrial construction projects.

Paul’s role is to oversee the operation of our construction projects and is key to Hantall Developments great record of delivering on programme and budget. Paul is also responsible for site Health and Safety and ensuring all our sites operate to the highest possible safety standards.

Nick Bell

- Project Manager
Nick has vast experience across a range of sectors through his years of experience as both a Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager. Nick has worked for various companies in numerous roles and this experience has given him a vast skillset which is highly recognised by clients. In recent years Nick has developed a specialism in the Automotive sector.

Simon Hainsworth

- Senior Quantity Surveyor

A Qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years in the construction industry. Currently heading up the estimating and QS department of Hantall Developments. Proud reputation for being fair but firm with a proactive approach. Respected by Clients, Project Managers, Suppliers, and work colleagues.

Matt Gregory

- Assistant Project Manager
Prior to joining the Hantall team Matt worked for a global infrastructure consultancy firm in the planning and development sphere. Having acquired a keen interest in development Matt joined Hantall Developments as an Assistant Project Manager in 2019, where he is currently undertaking further study to gain his professional qualifications and become chartered through the Chartered Institute of Building.

Thank you and all your team for delivering an excellent facility that all, including JLR’s management team, view as one of the best examples around.

John Wreghitt, Property Programme Manager, Inchcape UK

I have been in the construction industry for forty years and worked with numerous main contractors throughout the country but Hantall have proved to be the best.

Our new Audi Bolton Showroom was handed over snag free in June 2019 and the Final Account agreed £100,000 under the contract value four weeks later… this must sound perfect, they were!

Nick Morgan, Group Construction Manager, Jardine Motors

The whole team have, as I have come to expect following the numerous contracts we have been involved with Hantall Developments, performed really well and it’s a credit to all your staff that made JLR Derby such a success. 

Darrin Marshall, Director, Lumsdon Wood Partnership

I write to compliment the way in which Paul Smith, Nick Bell and the team conducted themselves during this stressful time for us. The whole experience was professional, and they respected our business needs during the reconstruction process… we are delighted with the end result.

Simon Caine, General Manager, Land Rover Chester


& Values

Our core values have remained the same since our inception in 1987. Deliver high-quality results, on time and within budget. Whilst ensuring a flexible approach in order to work closely with our clients to ensure all requirements are met. Whilst our team has evolved and our projects have varied, these core values remain.

Hantall has a high staff retention and high rates of repeat work for existing clients. This goes to show that these values are met, and this is recognised by our employees and clients alike.

Hantall is committed to sustainability and strives to incorporate the most effective and efficient working processes on to our sites. Our adaptability has enabled sustainable growth and diversification as well as being the key to achieving client demands. This work ethic manifests into on-site practices including the use of emerging technology and practices, whilst ensuring the highest standard of Health & Safety and Sustainability.

Hantall Developments Ltd is a registered member of CHAS, Constructionline and the NHBC. We also work alongside other accreditations and organisations on an individual level such as the CIOB and RICS to ensure our staff have the appropriate qualifications to effectively and safety fulfil their roles. Personal development is key to enabling the success of the Hantall project team.

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Some of our

& Partners

Hantall Developments are accredited members of CHAS, Construction Line, and the National House Building Council. We also have a proud record of Employee progression and training and partner with CITB to provide training to our staff including SMSTS for our site managers and CSCS for all on-site workers. Hantall Developments are focussed on the highest levels of site safety and work in line with CITB to ensure any operative on a Hantall Developments site is competent in their duties and qualified where applicable through qualifications such as IPAF, PASMA and CSCS.