McAllister Sports Pavilion 4 - Matthew Nicholas

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 has always been ready to adapt to meet our needs.

On the major schemes we have worked under contractual arrangements which involve the sharing of risk between client and contractor, and here we have found Matt very helpful in finding innovative solutions to unforeseen problems and generally seeking ways to minimise cost. He is unfailingly helpful and patient, sometimes in the face of unreasonable demands!

I can perhaps summarise this by saying that I would be reluctant to work with any other contractor and given that Read Construction were appointed, I would insist that Matt be the Site Manager.