Matthew Nicholas

Matthew Nicholas
  • Job Title: Contracts Manager
  • Qualifications: HNC Construction

Matthew has managed an impressive portfolio of projects, including an award winning £5m Partnered (PPC2005) BIM Pilot project and a new build £9m NEC3 project secured through a collaborative Framework. On all projects, Matthew leads the construction site team in delivering the project in consideration of the added value agenda, sustainable criteria and ZERO defect quality goal.

Matthew manages his team through effective communication in planning work activities and resource requirements through the ISO9001 management systems to ensure consistent quality and safety. Matthew is collaborative in his approach to planning and clash / problem solving, proposing alternative options to enhance the value, programme and buildability / future maintenance issues.

I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to the Read Construction site team who worked on the new build, Awel y Mynydd school, in Llandudno Junction. They were hard working, very dedicated and professional. Their attitude and work ethic is a credit to themselves and to Read Construction. Please thank all of the team and in particular Eilian, Stuart, Ian and Damian. Particular mention needs to go to Matt Nicholas. Matt worked tirelessly, lead his team...

Edward Nash, Project Officer - Conwy County Borough Council1/8

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On behalf of the staff, children and Governing Body of Ysgol Ty Ffynnon I write to express our delight to have been given the opportunity to be part of the beautiful new school that was handed over to us earlier this term. We all feel very privileged to take ownership of such an amazing facility, undoubtedly this school will have a very positive impact on all of us and indeed on the wider community of Shotton. We...

Mr. John Donnelly Chair of Governors2/8

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Read Construction demonstrated their first class project delivery yet again in the delivery of a two million pound office extension within the Grosvenor Estate. Both the Contracts Manager (Damian Bryan) and Site Manager (Matthew Nicholas) acted professionally, considerately and with total competence at all times. The close proximity to a live office building and additional works and change in specifications resulted in some logistical and planning challenges that were overcome through collaboration and communication. We understand that this is the...

Brian Lewis, Tweed Nuttall Warburton Architects3/8

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Matthew has acted as an excellent project manager.  His sense of fairness, knowledge and professionalism have served both Read and NU Instruments well.  I do not doubt that this job must have been quite stressful at times for him but I have never seen that.  He has consistently tackled tasks and milestones with enthusiasm and purpose.  I have not found him wanting in any area, which reflects the opinion we have of the company he works...

Alan McCall - Managing Director NU Instruments4/8

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The construction of the new build food hub at St Anselm’s college has been deemed a great success on many levels. This was in large part due to the outlook of all of the design team and construction team involved in the project. The design comprises of a series of interlocking volumes which make up a contemporary architectural form and although the building is generated from some traditional constructional materials and techniques, the building is very detailed. The...

Amanda Wanner - Project Architect Studio Three Architects5/8

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Matthew Nicholas of Read Construction has been the Site Manager on three major projects and a number of smaller schemes carried out at Birkenhead School over the last two years. These have included elements of new build and refurbishment/alteration. All of these schemes have involved construction taking place in the midst of a functioning school. Throughout, we have found Matt sensitive to the needs of working in a school. Through careful planning and consultation Matt has minimised disturbance and...


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We have worked with Matthew Nicholas on a number of projects over the last 5 years principally at Birkenhead School. He is an excellent Site Manager and we enjoy working with him. He has a very practical and pragmatic approach and is a valuable member of the team always providing positive and helpful input to aid the success of the project. His relationship with the client especially in a sensitive environment is very good and he has made a significant contribution...

Martin Bocking - Director, Lovelock Mitchell Architects7/8

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It has been real privilege and a pleasure to work with Read on the construction of our Food Hub building. From the minute the tender was completed Read Construction have been exemplary in every way running a safe, well ordered site within the College campus and working around the busy schedules of a school day. The site manager (Matt Nicholas) was simply outstanding in liaising with the wide range of sub contractors and ensuring that the design and vision of...

Mr Andy Rumsby - Deputy Headmaster St. Anselm's College8/8

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Matthew's recent Awards

Innovation Award - Ysgol Ty Ffynnon

Best Commercial Building - Woodhouse Farm

Commended Commercial New Build - Woodhouse Farm

Performance Beyond Compliance - Ysgol Ty Ffynnon

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