Richard Stratton


Partner, Managing Director Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0) 4 323 2629

Richard is the key contact for Cundall's offices in the Middle East and northern Africa.

Richard established Cundall's Dubai office in early 2007 and has overall responsibility for Cundall’s MENA business. A mechanical engineer by training, Richard joined the practice in 1994 from a consultancy background where he had worked on a number of high-profile projects, including Canary Wharf Tower and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Richard’s regional experience covers most sectors and has included technical property consultancy associated with lease and purchase negotiations, retail and commercial fit-out, commercial offices, hotel/lifestyle and education.

Prior to relocating to Dubai, Richard was responsible for the operational management of Cundall’s healthcare group, which he helped establish in 2001 and developed into a significant proportion of the practice turnover. With his broad experience, covering most sectors including project management and contract administration, Richard has a determined focus on quality and delivery.

Richard has a particular interest in both integrated and sustainable design solutions and construction efficiency through standardisation and prefabrication.

He is currently a member of the Group Management Board.

Richard is married with two children and has a keen interest in most sports, particularly rugby and golf.

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Emirates Green Building Council Awards: Winner!

Cundall is delighted to have won the Green Building of the Year award for the American University of Sharjah Campus Service Centre at the Emirates Green Building Awards 2015.

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Green design in the Emirates - it is not about the bling...

Green design in the Emirates - it is not about the bling...

When I tell people I design buildings in the Emirates, everyone thinks of the lavish buildings which match the perceived lavish lifestyle of the residents and visitors that typically gets depicted on the television. 

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Porto Dubai Island

This luxury residential scheme on a reclaimed beachfront peninsula will feature a tiered island design concept. The project includes 44 exclusive villas, two restaurants, a spa and health club. The scheme is situated close to the iconic Burj Al Arab.

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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

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Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.