Richard Blythe

Richard has over 30 years experience in the construction industry, beginning at Rush & Tompkins and followed by Ballast Nedam, as South East regional Managing Director from 1990 to 1995. Following the acquisition of Wiltshiers, Richard was instrumental in integrating the two companies in the South East, operating as Ballast Wiltshier until 1999.

He then established the Ballast Property Development Division in London developing residential and commercial property until the formation of Oakhurst in January 2003.

Richard has successfully delivered many high profile projects including laboratories for Pfizers in Sandwich, Kent with a total value in excess of £170m, Land Securities 156,000 sq ft office development at The Strand, London, West End Central Police Station refurbishment, British Aerospace’s 600,000 sq ft Farnborough Aerospace Park headquarters, for Arlington Securities; the largest design and build project in Europe.

Richard’s experience in construction is invaluable in enabling Oakhurst to deliver its developments on time and within budget.