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Project:Sugartree Apartments Stage 3 (Altro), Auckland
The Sugartree complex on Nelson Street in Auckland’s CBD consists of three separate apartment towers, with 700 apartments, 400 carparks, and retail space. Stage 3 (Altro) is the final stage with 289 apartments over 13 levels plus retail space and two levels of carparking.
Project Manager, Nathan Halloran was involved in both Stage 2 and Stage 3. When construction started, there were over 60 tower cranes on Auckland’s skyline. Resources were extremely scarce, and there was enormous competition for staff, particularly for building concrete structures. Nathan identified that the main risk to delivering the project on time was meeting his deadlines for concrete pours. He resolved this by engaging Filipino steel-fixers through Kalmar’s in-house company, Harbour Concrete Construction Ltd (HCCL).
Nathan then appointed a key member of his team to work with HCCL as their team leader and merged the two teams into one. They then met every pour date. The other problem was that he was project managing the previous stage, and there was a six-month overlap between the two. Completing Stage 2 ahead of schedule allowed the following elements to commence earlier, which ensured the successful delivery of the project on time and to the client’s satisfaction.