Otago Daily Times

In­crease in work prompts ex­pan­sion for Speedy Signs

- JA­COB MCSWEENY ja­cob.mcsweeny@odt.co.nz Business · Dunedin · Queenstown · Queenstown · New Zealand

SPEEDY Signs is ex­pand­ing at its site on the Dunedin wa­ter­front and adding two more com­mer­cial build­ings next door.

The com­pany's Dunedin fran­chise owner, Adam Cullen, said con­struc­tion of the first of the new units (pic­tured) be­gan in Septem­ber.

The build­ing is al­ready leased by win­dow and door mak­ers Aitken Join­ery.

Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to be fin­ished and the new ten­ants in­side be­fore Christ­mas.

The other two build­ings are ex­pected to be com­pleted by about April next year.

Mr Cullen said Speedy Signs needed more space af­ter tak­ing over the Queen­stown Speedy Signs fran­chise, which closed due to Covid­19 dis­rup­tions.

That, and a busy pe­riod af­ter lock­down mak­ing signs and screens re­lated to Covid­19, were the key rea­sons be­hind the com­pany’s ex­pan­sion in Dunedin.

Staff had been ‘‘re­ally busy do­ing gen­eral sig­nage for Dunedin and New Zealand busi­nesses, who for the most part seem to be do­ing very well’’, Mr Cullen said.

Much of the larger work for Queen­stown and around the coun­try will be car­ried out at the com­pany’s Dunedin fac­tory.

 ?? PHOTO: PETER MCIN­TOSH ?? One of three . . . Builders work on the first of three new com­mer­cial build­ings go­ing up in Portsmouth Dr. The build­ing pic­tured and another will be leased by trades busi­nesses while the third will be an ex­pan­sion of Speedy Signs' premises.
PHOTO: PETER MCIN­TOSH One of three . . . Builders work on the first of three new com­mer­cial build­ings go­ing up in Portsmouth Dr. The build­ing pic­tured and another will be leased by trades busi­nesses while the third will be an ex­pan­sion of Speedy Signs' premises.

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