Business Development | McMillan & Lockwood
Crean (Bivest) Palmerston North (above) and the Palmerston North Clock Tower (below).
“We want to continue to be at the forefront of construction in our area.”
Marcus Poor, McMillan & Lockwood construction manager
Another recently completed project was Clinical Services building for the Palmerston North Hospital. This two-storey building was created between the hospital wards and the bloodbank, meaning there was traffic and patients the team had to be careful of. McMillan & Lockwood had to ensure building came in on time and to budget, as well as being as quiet as possible during the construction time. The feedback from hospital staff has been positive.
Just five months into the financial year, by May the company had already notched up a $20 million turnover. “We want to continue to be at the forefront of construction in our area. To this end we will deliver sustainable outcomes, improving the built environment and create a better future for New Zealand,” Poor says.
McMillan & Lockwood won the tender because of its previous work with other hospital buildings which illustrates its commitment to delivering to an expected timeframe and budget, and its understanding of the hospital environment. The ability of McMillan & Lockwood to consistently work within specified time frames and budgets has seen the group develop a trusted reputation in the tender and negotiated market for a wide range of civil and commercial construction projects.
Pride in reputation “At McMillan & Lockwood, we pride ourselves on our reputation,” Poor says. “Bob Lockwood OBE cultivated McMillan & Lockwood’s reputation for integrity and ability to work within numerous construction criterion and it’s my job to uphold Bob’s philosophy and goal, taking McMillan & Lockwood into the future,” Poor says.
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“With offices in Palmerston North and Tauranga, we have the ability to service the majority of the North Island.” Repeat business is essential to the company. “We have established trusted relationships with clients and developers. A lot of our business or our ability to win tenders combines subcontractor selection and in-house talent. “I’ve worked out that in the 58 years McMillan & Lockwood (in current dollars) we’ve had a $1.4 billion plus turnover,” Poor says. Increasingly, it is in the areas of negotiated design/build and managed contracts that the qualities of the group come to the fore and its years of construction experience and specialist skill can be best appreciated. But another
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