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Our approach to every business interaction is based on the principles of collaboration. We build long term relationships with likeminded people and organisations that prioritise open communication, joint problem solving, shared risk and a culture of shared learning and development. Often contractual forms are used to encourage collaboration within the design and construction teams, but Read believe that it is the people, their skills and behaviours that actually make collaboration happen. Our teams have been successfully delivering award winning integrated team projects since our first Partnering project, in 2008 which was awarded the Constructing Excellence Wales Collaboration Award for Integrated Supply Chain Development.

A fundamental element of collaborative working is the earliest integration of key project stakeholders. Read promote early engagement through Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) arrangements where the Principal Contractor, Design Consultants and Key Supply Chain members are appointed sufficiently early during the design stage to add value to the progressing design. This benefits the project and Client Team from specialist input into whole life best value and optimised design solutions for an efficient build programme. Such arrangements facilitate early development of the project Cost Plan to market test the larger work packages and develop cost certainty, ensuring a right-first-time approach to design, reducing wasted effort and time in redesign of over budget project elements.


As well as winning the inaugural Constructing Excellence Wales (CEW) Collaboration Award for Integrated Supply Chain Development, Read have been awarded the CEW Digital Construction award and Net Zero Carbon awards on the basis of our collaborative approach to adoption of new requirements within the construction Industry. Key to all of these accomplishments has been our open approach to integrating new processes and the encouragement and shared learning with the broader project team.

“Read construction embraced the challenging project aspirations fully and worked in a truly collaborative manner to overcome the complexities, optioneering to ensure the final design not only embedded Passivhaus principles, but achieved and delivered our Net Zero aspiration, Passivhaus Classic accreditation, BREEAM Excellent rating and EPC A+ rating.”

–           Peter Allen, Team Leader – Shropshire Council

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