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Project:Bays Health Medical Centre, Auckland
The Bays Health project involved repurposing an RSA building that had been constructed in 1997, though severely damaged by a fire in 2015. The interior of the building was totally retrofitted as part of its transformation into Bays Health, allowing the full spectrum of health services to be provided within the new facility, including the client’s own services, and those of tenants such as a pharmacy and other health professionals.
The project had a strong community feel about it, something Leon identified and worked with to ensure a great outcome was delivered for the stakeholders, many of whom were not-for-profits with expectations often misaligned with their budgets. This required Leon to be tactful in his stakeholder engagement and for him to be viewed as an expert advisor to an inexperienced set of clients. This created in him a greater sense of responsibility to the client than what is typically the situation. Examples of this are instances where Leon assisted not-for-profit tenants with their lease negotiations.
The project was reasonably straight forward from a construction point of view. Though well delivered, it was the stakeholder engagement aspects that elevated Leon’s performance to being one of note.