Collaboration is key for NZCPA residential award winner


Dominion Constructors Ltd’s striking 585 Rothesay complex on Auckland’s North Shore won the Winstone Wallboards Residential Award at the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.

Carol West of Dominion Constructors says winning the award was an exciting moment and a great way to recognise the hard work put in by the entire team.

“Winning the award reinforces the effort we put in, and recognises the quality of the work we provide to our clients. It was also wonderful to share this experience with the property owner, who we have worked with for over 20 years,” she says.

Ms West says the quality finishings and high standard of craftsmanship made the build stand out from the competition.

“The property maximises its beachside location. The team ensured the design and the internal and external finishes were complimentary to the surroundings and representative of the high standard of work the owner required,” she says.

“The site was previously a small row of outdated retail premises with minimum street appeal. It has now been transformed into stunning commercial and residential units.”

Ms West says maintaining the high level of quality throughout came with challenges, and the build would not have been possible without the collaborative approach taken by the team.

Judges praised the team approach that enabled challenges to be overcome to produce a striking result.

“This project, a European-style mixed use residential and retail complex, encountered significant planning and compliance issues, as well as a difficult restricted site,” the judges said.

“The team worked together, amended the design to satisfy changing regulations and council requirements, managed the budget variations and kept the project on track.

“The result is an exceedingly high quality, economically successful development completed through teamwork and perseverance, in spite of all the obstacles and barriers encountered on the way.”

Ms West says the awards provide Dominion Constructors with the opportunity to showcase their work and acknowledge the quality of their team.

“We are very proud of the work we do, and stand by our reputation of quality builds with a collaborative approach. These Awards recognise the expertise our team has, along with the variety of work we do and the faith we have in our teams,” she says.

Dominion Constructors has been a member of the Registered Master Builders Association for more than 30 years, and praise the Association for their strong reputation of quality and the support and guidance offered to members.

The New Zealand Commercial Project Awards are owned by the Registered Master Builders Association, and sponsored by PlaceMakers, Altus, GIB, Allied Concrete, CARTERS and Construction Marketing Services.

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