Richard joins Jones Melling’s Preston team

Richard Pooley

Jones Melling has appointed senior chartered building surveyor, Richard Pooley.

Richard joins Jones Melling’s Preston team from Avison Young UK.

He gained an honours degree in Building Surveying from Leeds Metropolitan University (now called Leeds Beckett University) in 2015 and was awarded Chartered Building Surveyor status 2018.

An allrounder in his profession, Richard brings to the firm experience across an extensive range of building surveying services including dilapidations and defect analysis work, preparing work schedules and schedules of condition as well as undertaking commercial and residential building surveys.

Jones Melling director, Gary Melling, said: “It’s great to welcome Richard to our team. As well as having an excellent skill set, he is particularly talented in delivering client-facing and business relationship management services.

“Client service is at the forefront of all our work and Richard has already demonstrated a high level of professionalism in this area. I’m looking forward to introducing him to clients face to face.”

Richard said: “I really enjoy my work as a building surveyor, especially working on listed buildings and helping to give them a new breath of life and repurposing them for the future. There’s nothing more enjoyable whilst out on a surveying job than exploring the intricacies of an historic building and appreciating the building techniques from days gone by.

“Jones Melling has a great track record within the building and construction industry, I can see already there will be many opportunities to develop my building surveying and client management skills under Gary and Ken’s leadership.“

Born and bred in Oldham, and a lover of the great outdoors, Richard spends his spare time fell running, climbing, mountaineering and cycling.

Visit Richard’s team profile and discover his favourite buildings.