“I want to thank you and your team for a superb job on this project which had many complexities and obstacles to overcome.

The feedback from consultants and our Ministry team who also worked on the project has been very positive, and we thank you for embracing the collaborative approach we are working towards in the Christchurch School Rebuild programme.”

Jerome SheppardMinistry of Education (Lyttelton Primary School)

“We have undertaken a fast track development over the last 30 months that is now 90% complete. Looking back we can now see that Lockwood Naylor have had a significant impact on building solutions contributing to both speed of build and management of costs.

The standard of professionalism is impressive and straight talk is a hallmark of this Lockwood Naylor team. They professionalism, pride and values evident in the senior managers is also found in the site foremen and operations staff. We have developed trust and confidence in this team.”

Brian WaldenWhanganui District Health Board (Whanganui Hospital Redevelopment)

“Lockwood Naylor (LN) performed magnificently in all aspects of the project…

The onsite staff were highly motivated and it is through their particular efforts that we believe that the project finished on time as it did. The Site leadership was outstanding and individual project foreman superb in managing their teams. The site team on this project is among the best we have dealt with in 35 years.

Overall Lockwood Naylor have done this project proud. Commencing work as a relatively new Joint Venture team, they have provided a quality service that we are most happy to recommend to other clients and colleagues.”

Brian ElliotDesigngroup Elliot Architects (UCOL Whanganui Campus)
  • “All separable portions were completed on programme or ahead of programme.
  • All handover dates to tenancy shopfitters were achieved on programme (+30 shops on the same day). Handover to shopfitters was achieved early in many instances
  • The Lockwood Naylor workforce, and their subcontractors, displayed an outstanding quality of workmanship throughout.
  • High degree of health and safety standards displayed on site.”
Steve LewisKiwi Property Management Ltd (The Plaza Shopping Centre)

“The construction project was complicated with a significant number of staging requirements as well as requiring multiple interfaces to maintain the existing mall operation for existing tenants and shoppers, and providing access and car parking provisions for the public.

Lockwood Naylor delivered the project on time, on budget and with quality standards that exceeded expectations.”

Bryce SolomonCoffey Projects (The Plaza Shopping Centre)

“Naylor’s were light years ahead and very proactive.

The site was a good environment, and the whole team had pride in their work. Communication was very good – they kept us informed; there were no surprises. Naylor’s are the best contractors we have worked with, very transparent with costs and margins.”

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Leo O’SullivanPak'nSave Petone

“As a result of the owner perceiving new opportunities for the redevelopment as it proceeded, the project has undergone major changes in size and scope throughout the duration of the Naylor Love contract.

Throughout, Naylor Love have demonstrated a willingness to undertake the often-changing scope with the utmost integrity to achieve client requirements. The opportunities for an adversarial and acrimonious contract were always present. That the contract has proceeded to near completion without any disputes and to very high standards of finish is a testament to their constructive attitude, ability, systems and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for their client.”

Ian MillsManagement by Mills (Trentham City)

“During the construction of the store the scope of work was significantly altered to include a 4000m² supermarket within the 11,000m² retail space, this change, completed within the original contract period, would not have been possible without the commitment and unbounded willingness of the Naylor Love Team to work with KIPT and TWH to achieve the required outcome…

Their attitude and focus on developing long-term relationships rather than taking short-term gains, and always looking for solutions instead of excuses were critical to the success of this project.”

Roger ButcherCarson Group Ltd (The Warehouse Sylvia Park)

“The Project Management team have been very easy to work with and very accommodating of the Establishment Board’s and Management’s requirements throughout the project to date. At all times and at all levels they have communicated well with us and have sought to ensure that the vision we have for the school can be supported and realised in the built environment. From the senior project managers to the day to day site managers, they have been nothing short of exemplary and professional in their dealings with the school staff and Board…

Safety requirements are always adhered to by the site managers and at the same time they always seek to meet our requests to visit the site and keep up to date with progress…

Site managers and senior project managers have attended afternoon and evening Board meetings each month to update the Establishment Board and to answer any questions. Requests for additional items and features are always discussed fully and considered thoughtfully. At the detailed planning stage that we are now at, the communication is impressive. In addition, the senior project managers have gone to the trouble of supporting us by attending community consultation and information evenings for the public…

In summary, they are an exceptional team – focused, efficient and deservedly very proud of what they do. I would recommend them for any similar projects and have found them a pleasure to work with.”

Jill CorkinSnells Beach School

“I would like to congratulate you all on completing this project on time for us to open the doors on schedule.

You have successfully knocked off a most demanding challenge which of course we had no doubt that you would achieve.

Everyone on the team rose to the occasion and did a great job.”

Ken WattersWPH Consultants (Countdown Stoke)