INTRODUCING OUR DIRECTORS
Managing Director and Founder of Laragh
With unrivalled knowledge of the Cambridge property market and thirty years’ industry experience, Simon Somerville-Large has successfully directed the development of more than 50 schemes throughout the city and surrounding areas.
Among these high-specification developments are the award-winning Parkside properties in central Cambridge and the Manor Farm CLT project at Stretham, both built in partnership with Peterhouse, together with the ‘art deco’ Tamara House apartments on Queen Edith’s Way and The Pastures luxury homes in Harston, another award-winning Cambridgeshire development.
Prior to founding Laragh in 2007, Simon held high-level positions at Wimpey Developments, Shepherd Construction and Camstead Homes. Galvanising his expertise and experience, Simon handpicks specialist teams for each and every project, creating unique design concepts and inspired solutions to maximise value for land owners and investors.
DAVID RAPLEYBSc (Hons) MRICS C. Build E MCABE
Director of Laragh, Founder and Managing Director of Rheebridge Ltd
David Rapley is driven by a personal passion for creating exciting new developments, establishing a diverse portfolio of highly-prestigious projects.
As the visionary Founder and Managing Director of Camstead Homes, he built the company to become one of the largest and most highly-regarded developers in East Anglia, before selling in 2007.
During 2008, David established Rheebridge Ltd, a company dedicated to property development, angel investment and social enterprise, which acquired a 50% share of Laragh in 2012.
David and Simon had previously worked together at Camstead for nine years – this partnership merged their extensive expertise and compatible skills, enabling Laragh to undertake higher-worth projects and consolidate its reputation for excellence in the sector.