Supreme hon­our for Amal­ga­mated

One-off award for five ti­tles

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

South Is­land con­struc­tion com­pany Amal­ga­mated Builders won a pres­ti­gious Plat­inum Award at this year’s Com­mer­cial Project Awards, in Auck­land on Fri­day night.

The award is a spe­cial one-in-al­ife­time award that goes to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that has won five or more na­tional ti­tles at the Com­mer­cial Project Awards. Amal­ga­mated has won five na­tional ti­tles for:

Queen­stown’s Sof­i­tel Ho­tel (2006 – Seis­mic Tourism and Leisure Project), Wanaka’s Rip­pon Hall at Rip­pon Vine­yard (2013 Tourism and Leisure cat­e­gory, plus $2m-$5m value award), Wanaka’s Puz­zling World Sculp­til­lu­sion Gallery (2014 Tourism and Leisure cat­e­gory, plus un­der $2m value award). Queen­stown area manager Brett Squires said the award was a huge hon­our.

‘‘We’re not the type of peo­ple that give com­pli­ments to each other, so to get the recog­ni­tion from our peers is some­thing I’m ex­traor­di­nar­ily proud of.’’

He at­trib­uted the suc­cess to the com­pany’s fo­cus on team per­for­mance among staff and the var­i­ous peo­ple work­ing on any project.

‘‘No builder can do it on their own. It all comes down to hav­ing a great team be­hind you.’’

Each of the projects the com­pany worked on was spe­cial in their own way, in­clud­ing those that won awards, he said.

One of Welling­ton’s top res­i­den­tial ad­dresses – Clyde Quay Wharf – was named Supreme Award win­ner at the awards. Cre­ated by the con­struc­tion team of LT McGuin­ness, ar­chi­tect firm Ath­field Ar­chi­tects and en­gi­neers Dun­ning Thorn­ton, the wharf re­de­vel­op­ment took out the top prize against 33 of the coun­try’s pre­mium com­mer­cial prop­er­ties vy­ing for awards.

Queen­stown’s Sof­i­tel Ho­tel (2006 – Seis­mic Tourism and Leisure Project).

Wanaka’s Rip­pon Hall at Rip­pon Vine­yard (2013 Tourism and Leisure cat­e­gory, plus $2m-$5m value award).

Wanaka’s Puz­zling World Sculp­til­lu­sion Gallery (2014 Tourism and Leisure cat­e­gory, plus un­der $2m value award).

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