Roy Clark R.I.P.

7th June 2021

It is with great regret that we share the sad news that, following a long illness, our former Building Project Manager, Roy Clark has died. Roy lost a relatively short battle with cancer and died peacefully in May. 

“Roy’s broad multi-disciplined experience enabled him to bring a huge amount of knowledge of all aspects of construction to enhance the expertise and capabilities of our Building Division,” said Managing Director, Tim Clifford, “From a personal perspective I always found him to be very obliging and helpful – nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him and he was always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. He will be sadly missed.”

He joined Clifford Devlin as a Project Manager for our Building Division in 2011. He had previously worked in the construction industry in various capacities for over 30 years, twenty of which were spent specialising in the management and delivery of building works projects.

During his time as Principal Building Surveyor at Newham Council he was responsible for planning and delivering multi-disciplined works throughout the Borough following which he project-managed numerous refurbishment schemes for various contractors including George Wimpey and Kind & Co.

Roy project-managed most of our major building works projects over the last 10 years. The first scheme he managed was the refurbishment of office space in the prestigious Austin Friars district of the City of London. A number of similar high-end commercial CAT-B fit outs followed for Colliers International including Stukeley Street and Foregate Street in Chester. More latterly he worked on several complex projects for Johnson & Johnson including a major re-glazing programme, refurbishment of the main reception and the construction of an underground car park at the pharma company’s Head Quarters in High Wycombe.

Roy was a very hands-on project manager who was involved throughout a project’s lifecycle from initial planning to the preparation and review of method statements, selection and supervision of specialist trades and overall project delivery. As the principal site contact Roy was very much the face of our building projects. He was the key contact for the client’s team but also provided the all-important liaison with other stakeholders to streamline the delivery of works.

He maintained a fondness for his county of origin, “Berkshire boy, born and raised” being a catchphrase he often repeated on-site.

Building Divisional Director, Martin Doble, who worked closely with Roy on most of the major recent works, paid tribute to his reliability and dedication:
“With Roy as Project Manager we knew a project was in safe hands,” he said, “He made great effort to develop a good working relationship with our clients to establish their exact, specific requirements and made it his mission to fulfil them. This focus on understanding and delivering customer satisfaction is perhaps the biggest legacy he will leave behind.”