Company:NZ Strong Group, Auckland
Project:Mason Brothers Building, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
The difficult site access and the challenging logistics associated with constructing a building amongst many other ‘live’ projects at Wynyard Quarter, had the potential to place daily pressure on the construction programme. In addition, the discovery during demolition of an unknown secondary roof, were additional challenges that need to be overcome on this large scale adaptive re-use project. Late integration of hard-fit-outs for two of the tenancies into the base build contract, required innovative reprogramming and co-ordination of all phases of the build, so as to minimise impact on the scheduled completion date. Jimmy maintained extremely good team morale and life-work balance through a process of weekly breakfast meetings. Windows of opportunity for staff to take leave were programmed, while regular team forums installed a sense of all team members having ownership in the project.
The adaptive re-use of this unique building could not have been achieved without Jimmy’s; skills, expertise, ownership and his full emersion into the project.