Richard Smart

Richard Smart
  • Job Title: Contracts Manager
  • Qualifications: HND Building

Richard has a natural aptitude for working in partnership and seeks early engagement with all stakeholders to maximise value to every facet of a project. Through effective collaboration and design review, Richard ensures salient information flow to facilitate planning and ultimate 'right first time' delivery. This early, end user focused attention to detail is proven to improve productivity and reduce rework.

Richard represents Read as a considerate constructor with an exemplary record of 'Delivery Beyond Compliance' on previous Considerate Constructor Scheme ratings. He attributes his success to an open door policy & approachable management style where consultation forms the basis for considerate delivery with all parties - client, design team, local communities, end users and operatives alike.

I must compliment you on the excellent team who have worked with us throughout the project:  Gareth Rowlands, Gareth Jones, Richard Smart and Chris Evans.  Their flexibility, attention to detail, and the consideration given to the needs of the end user have made this a very successful project.  By involving us in the early parts of the process, and giving us regular updates, you have ensured that we have a building which is practical and meets the...

T Newbould, Head Teacher - Ysgol Penycae1/5

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Coatech was delighted to be given the opportunity to work with Read Construction on the Bodnant Community School Project, carrying out the Playground Surfacing and Rubber Mulch Surfacing on the contract. Communication throughout the project was excellent, from the initial tender, to Pre-Contract negotiations with Gareth Rowlands and Christopher Evans, through to the onsite management coordinated by Richard Smart. Read worked closely with us on the design element of the works to make sure that the client's needs...

Mathew Shufflebotham - Contracts Manager - Coatech2/5

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I would like to congratulate your company and its workforce especially Richard Smart (site manager) & Damian Bryan (contracts manager) on the manner in which our New Operational Police Station was undertaken in Llangefni. The rapport between the client, design team and Read Construction was excellent, primarily through effective liaison, attention to detail, teamwork and a thorough proactive approach. Your ‘easy to deal’ with attitude accompanied with very high standards of workmanship reflects total diligence from Richard...

Ian Poole - Project Manager - North Wales Fire & Rescue Service3/5

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Richard Smart’s site management was first-rate. His practical and collaborative approach throughout and excellent communication reflected his personal commitment to the scheme and contributed significantly to the successful completion of the facility. Damian Bryan’s effective management in support of Richard and site activities has helped contribute to the quality of the build. Although a traditional contract Damian was still keen to offer value engineering suggestions and alternative design proposals whilst actively contributing to cost control....

Keith OHanlon - Director - Lawray Architects4/5

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I write to express our gratitude to Read Construction Holdings Ltd and in particular their site agent Richard Smart, whose professional co-ordinated approach ensured a co-operative, working well together to approach all aspects of this project ensuring that all our subcontracted works were fully considered and all elements received his full attention and consideration. I would also like to thank Read for their excellent on site welfare and professional management of health and safety on all of their sites....

Stephen Parry-Jones - Director5/5

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Richard's recent Awards

Performance Beyond Compliance - Bryn Alyn

Llangefni Police Hub - County Winner

Performance Beyond Compliance - Bodnant Community School

Commendation - Neston Cricket Club

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