Richard Smeaton aims to build on his vast experience of delivering key construction projects in Yorkshire following his appointment as regional manager of the Yorkshire division of Bardsley Construction.
Having joined Greater Manchester-based Bardsley in 2014 as contracts manager, Richard succeeds Adrian Rooney as head of the firm’s Yorkshire office in Wellington Place, Leeds.
Richard has more than 30 years of experience in construction with expertise in sectors including education, social housing, retail, commercial, student accommodation, private rented sector (PRS) and archive facilities.
In Yorkshire itself, he worked alongside Adrian to deliver major construction schemes including the design and construction of:
- a new two-storey primary school at The Halifax Academy for Calderdale Council;
- the West Yorkshire History Centre, a three-storey archive facility for Wakefield Council that will house more than 10 million records of Wakefield and the former counties of West Yorkshire and West Riding;
- an Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) on three-storeys at Wakefield College, due to be completed in the spring of 2017.
“Adrian is a hard act to follow and I greatly enjoyed working alongside him and my other colleagues at the Yorkshire division of Bardsley Construction. Having made a smooth transition from contracts manager to regional manager, I look forward to continuing to enhance the good name of Bardsley outside of its North West heartland via the delivery of high quality construction projects in the private and public sectors to benefit the economy and people of the great county of Yorkshire.”