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Our record backlog and company-wide revenues of a billion dollars are only possible over the last five years we have developed our capability. Building division is no longer reliant on a single "guru" project manager in each branch, which restricted us to a small number of $100m + projects at any one time. Now we can take a number of large contracts, confident that we can make good on our promises because we have sufficient people with the expertise and experience to manage delivery.
“It has been exciting to see such a wide range of people stepping up (often a number of significant steps) to assume responsibilities that are a real strech. Sure, there has been management support and the collegial support of well-balanced project teams, but credit must be given to those who have taken on daunting personal challenges and worked hard to develop the wherewithal to deliver. Ongoing training and development of our people will be the key to us growing as a business while maintaining a very clear sense of our enduring brand business.”
Fletcher Construction has pride of place in Auckland as the preferred contractor for major institutional projects as well as for a wide range of other building activities. Fletcher delivered the University Clock-tower Building in the early 1920's and the Sky Tower in 1994. Other projects include the Auckland City Hospital (and the hospital's earlier Main Block), the majority of shopping centres in the city, a large number of the premium commercial office towers, more recently the AUT Learning Centre, and the Owen G. Glenn building for the University of Auckland Business School. It is currently undertaking a complete makeover of the AMP NZ Office Trust office tower at the heart of the waterfront commercial precinct.
Fletcher has operated in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty since the late 1980's when it acquired Holman Construction in Hamilton. From that base the branch has delivered projects all over the Waikato and Central North Island region. Contracts have ranged from work at the famous themed garden pavilions, to the Waikato Stadium, Wintec student block refurbishment, and to the recently awarded contracts for the Piki Mahuta Centre at Waikato Diocesan Girls High School and the Histology department fitout at Waikato Hospital.
New Plymouth is the most recently established branch in New Zealand, and the Fletcher team has had a major impact on the region since it opened. Teams have built some of the most easily recognisable icon structures, and have been involved in a very wide range of building types - from houses to hostels, sports facilities to speciality food halls, wind wands to hospital wards, and commercial office buildings to bridges. Current works include adding the finishing touches to a major redevelopment of the city centre.
You are always close to a landmark Fletcher project in Wellington. Over the years Fletcher has built a range of landmarks in the Capital, from the historic Railway Station and the Dominion Museum to the contemporary national museum, Te Papa, to the Civic Centre, associated Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Library, Westpac Stadium and the conversion of the Fletcher-built original library to the Wellington Art Gallery. The latest Fletcher addition to Wellington’s waterfront – the Meridian building at Site 7, Kumutoto – was awarded New Zealand’s first new build 5-star rating by the New Zealand Green building Council. The branch also operates in nearby provincial areas, completing a major redevelopment of Nelson Hospital in 2003. It has flourishing business units in commercial building, interiors and property services divisions.
By 1947 Fletcher was operating in the four main centres, with landmark Christchurch projects in the 1950's including the new airport at Harewood, Lincoln College and the International Harvester building. Since then Fletcher teams have delivered a wide range of substantial projects including Noahs Hotel, the Buddhist Centre, an $80 million upgrade of the 1960’s Fletcher-built Northlands Mall, more than $100 million of work at Christchurch Hospital, and the West Stand redevelopment at Jade Stadium (now known as AMI Stadium). They continue their good work with further development on AMI Stadium currently underway.