Richard Cavadino

Chartered Quantity Surveyor & Commercial Mediator

Mediator Richard Cavadino qualifications

  • 1974 BSc Quantity Surveying Leeds Polytechnic
  • 1976 Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1988 Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 2009 Awarded Accredited Mediator Status

Employment history

  • 1988 – Variously Proprietor and Senior Partner and currently Managing Director Richard Cavadino and Associates Limited
  • 1986-1988 Partner, Rex Procter and Partners, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Leeds
  • 1980-1986 Associate Rex Procter and Partners
  • 1975-1980 Senior Quantity Surveyor, Davis Belfield and Everest, London
  • 1974-1975 Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Davis Belfield and Everest, Leeds


Chartered Quantity Surveyor covering all aspects of quantity surveying both pre and post contract on a variety of building projects

  • Evaluation of contractor’s claims
  • Employer’s Agent and Contract Administrator on major building contracts
  • Expert witness advising on quantum in dispute resolution
  • Accredited RICS Mediator

Selection of previous and current projects as a Quantity Surveyor:

  • New Casino Scarborough £5,000,000
  • New build Church of St Patrick for Diocese of Leeds – £850,000
  • New build Church of St Phillip for Diocese of Leeds – £700,000
  • Renovations and Extensions to St Urbans Church Leeds for Diocese of Leeds – £520,000
  • Leeds Metropolitan University: Projects from £1,000,000 to £5,000,000
  • Harrogate Hydro Swimming Pool for Harrogate Borough Council value £6,500,000
  • New Arrivals Facility for Leeds Bradford International Airport value £7,100,000
  • New Preparatory school for Wakefield Girls High School value £2,600,000
  • Refurbishment and extension to Retail Park for ASDA Property Holdings value £2,200,000
  • New Superstore Barton-upon-Humber for the Proudfoot Group

As Employer’s Agent/Contract Administrator and QS

    • 23 apartments at Oliver’s View Scarborough – £1,800,000
    • Industrial units at Newcastle for Gladedale Capital plc – £4,500,000
    • Refurbishment of Recovering Alcoholics Hostel in Leeds for St George’s Crypt – £500,000
    • Refurbishment and extensions to St George’s Crypt Leeds to provide overnight accommodation for the homeless. This was the subject of a successful £1 million grant bid to Central Government prepared by Richard Cavadino
    • Currently employed by Peel Developments working up a number of schemes including:
    • Retail Park Extensions and Refurbishment at Blackburn – £12 million
    • Part new-build and part refurbishment Retail Park Corby – £5,000,000
    • Hotel – Teeside Airport
    • 70 new private houses for Capricorn Homes, Streethouse Wakefield – £5,000,000
    • New multi-storey car park for Harrogate Borough Council value £3,500,000
    • New Leisure Centre for Ripon City Council value £1,800,000
    • New Departure Lounge for Leeds Bradford International Airport value £2,200,000
    • New Exhibition Hall for Harrogate International Centre value £2,300,000
    • Retail Park, Rochdale for Kingsway Rochdale Ltd value £2,500,000
    • Banqueting Suite for Leeds United – £2,000,000
    • New stand for Leeds United value £6,500,000
    • New stand for Carlisle United AFC value £2,500,000
    • Consultant to Rochdale Council for new Leisure Centre at Middleton value £13,000,000
    • New Hall at St Anne’s Cathedral Leeds for Diocese of Leeds – £750,000
    • Restoration of The Ropewalk at Barton-upon-Humber for the Proudfoot GroupRetail Scheme at Stockport for Peel Developments – £2,200.000 – completed.

Richard has also provided a number of Expert Witness reports on construction disputes and as a RICS accredited mediator has mediated a number of disputes in construction and property-related matters.

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