Project: Skycity Hamilton City Co-operative
Ben lead the team on the City Co-Op hospitality precinct project with passion and foresight. Well aware of constraints and restrictions working in a live 24/7 complex and of his clients business and customer needs he drove the process from concept to completion in an incredible short and ambitious timeframe and limited budget. He showed agility to respond to opportunity and crisis at all times -leading from the front he showed that his ability to build a holistic team is one of his greatest skills. Man hours were huge with a very young team working 24/7and long shifts in a high pressure environment whilst maintaining a high quality finish. He undertook the project in a manner which went against the grain of the usual building process, resulting in there being a number of pressure points throughout the project. Some of the younger staff experienced difficulties with handling the stress which came with increased workload and were outside their comfort zone. Ben worked with these individuals providing support, mentoring and guidance to ensure these pressures were turned into learning experiences.
His positive approach to difficult situations enabled the team to make positive and quick solutions to keep the project on programme.