This flexible build is both a warehouse and purpose-built production facility, easily extended by adding additional modules.
This Waikato build brought together three contractual parties; Calder Stewart, Fletcher EasySteel (a previous client), and investor Gallagher Property.
The Gallagher name is well known in Waikato as one of the largest family-owned companies in the region. Starting in farming equipment and fencing, they’ve since grown into the Gallagher Group, diversifying across multiple business units, with branches in America and Europe. Our role overlapped with Gallagher Property’s investment team as the go-between for themselves and Fletcher.
The build took place on a parcel of land we’d researched well from a ‘road and rail’ perspective, proving an ideal candidate for a lease agreement with Fletcher. However, early talks between Gallagher and Fletcher met with difficulties in discussing a mutual terms and conditions deal. It was then that our own Alan Stewart entered the picture, assisting our Waikato team in delivering a Design Build solution on which all parties could agree. The contract would insist on using Fletcher reinforcing, steel and cladding, and quality engineering requirements from Gallagher Property.
Our task was to meet and exceed all standards, delivering a cost-effective solution on budget within lease terms that Fletcher and Gallagher agreed. Value engineering was required for key trades to achieve budgets, and valuable relationships were made between us and these key trades. Every one of their shop drawings was subjected to our design review to streamline the build and eliminate surprises in the field.
All parties were pleased with the project’s outcome. We managed to solidify our ongoing business relationship with Fletcher and strike up a new and promising one with the Gallagher Group.