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Living classroom teaches kids about the environment

May 7, 2018
We build so many exciting projects, it’s difficult to pick favourites, but the Discovery Garden at Wellington’s Botanic Gardens definitely holds a special place in our hearts. Designed as a living classroom to teach kids about our natural world, the Garden opened in late 2017. We caught up with Garden Manager David Sole from Wellington City Council to hear how the Discovery Garden is going and to understand WCC’s drivers for undertaking the project.

Peter Ross retires from the business

April 16, 2018
Our gratitude goes out to Peter Ross, our Managing Director and esteemed colleague, who retired from Maycroft Construction after 24 years with the company at the end of March 2018. Peter’s vision and guidance have been integral to growing our business to where it is today. We wish Peter the absolute best for the future. But although it’s goodbye for now, it’s not certainly not farewell. We’re pleased to Peter will remain involved in some of the wider company interest, and...

Caitlin's a Bright Spark

March 12, 2018
Caitlin Carter loves finding smart solutions to solve problems. So as a Cadet Services Coordinator, she’s in the right job. Caitlin works with site teams to solve challenges with the installation and commissioning of services, and plan projects to ensure they are a success. Caitlin joined Maycroft in 2016 after completing her electrical apprenticeship and working as an Electrician for residential and commercial developments. Her ultimate goal is to become a Services Engineer, but a career in construction wasn’t always on...

Keep it simple and collaborate - an HSQE Manager's advice for building safely and sustainably

March 5, 2018
Maycroft’s HSQE Manager Denise brings a unique perspective on HSQE, developed from a diverse career spanning geothermal power, mining and milk production and processing. We spoke to Denise to hear her aspirations for further improving our HSQE performance and her recommendations for building safely and sustainably in a pressured market.  
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Future-proofing Palmerston North's energy supply

February 16, 2018
We’re helping PowerCo secure Palmerston North’s energy supply for the future. PowerCo is delivering a number of power projects across Palmerston North as part of a five-year project to upgrade the city’s energy supply. We have been engaged to build a new 33KV substation on the corner of Linton and Fergusson Roads to house new transformers and associated switchgear information. The award of this project is particularly exciting for Maycroft as this will be the first time we have worked with...

From coffee to construction - Andrew Buckley's new direction

February 7, 2018
With a passion for roasting coffee, Irish expat Andrew Buckley chose the right city to settle in. He’s making the most of the coffee scene in the Capital after relocating to New Zealand and joining Maycroft as Construction Coordinator. And when it comes to coffee, Andrew certainly knows what he’s talking about – he ran his own café in Ireland for five years. But he’s traded the coffee machine for the construction site, helping build Wellington College’s new Memorial Hall and...

2017 NZIA Awards

May 18, 2017
Fantastic to see three Maycroft constructed projects taking out their categories at the 2017 Wellington NZIA awards last night. Big congratulations to Designgroup Stapleton Elliott for taking out the Education category with the Weltec School of Construction, Architecture Cubed for the Heritage category with the Centennial Flats Upgrade Opus Architecture for winning the Housing – Multi Unit category with the Kotuku Flats Upgrade. We couldn’t be prouder of them all for their achievements.
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PROPERTY BROKERS: Our Latest and Greatest Achievement in Central

April 28, 2017
The Property Brokers team have settled in their new home and 'Local Cafe' on Broadway. This space was created through the collaboration of a high quality team, working together to pull together the complexities and detail that has made this such an excellent place for the team to work. Maycroft Construction, led by Project Manager Stuart Malins, found it an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Property Brokers, the consultant team and all the local subcontractors that made...

Maycroft is helping to build Wellington communities

March 17, 2017
The official opening of the Kotuku Apartments in Kilbirnie is an example of another great partnership between Maycroft Construction and the Wellington City Council. The original apartments, built in the 1960's, consisted of 103 bedsit units. The upgraded 73 apartments now house 114 people as they have been transformed to make them healthier homes and more suitable for families. This project was touched by most members of the Maycroft Team, which was led by our Project Manager, Jonathan Moss, over...

Leading in Health and Safety

December 2, 2016
Maycroft Construction is excited to be a leader when it comes to health and safety in commercial construction. We have recently registered as a ConstructSafe Testing Centre in both Wellington and Palmerston North. Maycroft’s health and safety system is complemented by the ConstructSafe online test which is an initiative that has come from the New Zealand Construction Safety Council. It provides confidence to our team and our clients that we have health and safety covered. The test transparently assesses our team’s...
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