BMC’s reputation promotes regional reach in retirement village sector

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Brendan Murray Construction (BMC) site manager Av Singh and project manager Tom Nyenhuis.

The solid reputation of Brendan Murray Construction (BMC) in the retirement village sector has seen the company expand its reach regionally to work on projects in Whangarei and Hamilton in addition to Christchurch and Nelson.

With BMC, our clients get technical capability with an unrivalled breadth and depth of talent backed by robust systems.

One of BMC’s directors, Braeden Petrie, says this has come on the back of strong relationships built with clients including Qestral Corporation and Bupa New Zealand. A snapshot of projects that BMC is currently working on includes Burlington Retirement Village and Banbury Park in Christchurch and Coastal View in Nelson for Qestral.

Braeden says BMC is waiting on the final stage to complete Burlington Retirement Village, and at Banbury Park, has completed 37 villas with a further 15 underconstruction and 11 in for consent waiting to start shortly. At Coastal View, BMC has around 15 villas underconstruction and another 15 underconstruction at the Bupa Ashford Retirement Village in Prebbleton after having already completed 101 villas over five stages in the last three years.

BMC has just started work in Whangarei on Qestral’s care home at Ashbury Heights marking BMC’s growing reach into the commercial aspects of the retirement sector. Further solidifying this, it has been awarded the Bupa St Kilda care home extension in Hamilton, due to start in September.

Braeden says that BMC’s point of difference is multifaceted spanning an open, transparent pricing model and an ability to adapt to meet client expectations. Underpinning everything the company does is a strong belief in the value of partnerships and aligning with clients early in their projects to ensure the greatest value can be achieved.

“We bring an understanding of how the project will go together, what products are readily available etc to help de-risk the project and avoid delays so the project timeline can be managed effectively. We also look at possibilities for redesigning structures to minimise materials by value engineering if at all possible. The build process is made simple with the BMC team and our clients enjoy the experience.”

He says that BMC is a unique organisation in the construction industry landscape. “We’re committed to finding a tailored solution for each individual project — there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We run everything in-house and have worked hard to develop the right internal processes to support a complete end-to-end construction solution. With BMC, our clients get technical capability with an unrivalled breadth and depth of talent backed by robust systems.”

BMC was started in 2019 when recognising obvious synergies, Brendan Murray and Braeden joined their two separate building companies together. The result was over two decades of expertise under one umbrella and an enhanced service for clients.

Brendan and Braeden are passionate about driving improvements across the company’s processes, especially with regard to health and safety regulations. “Ensuring the team works with strict compliance to these regulations enables sites to work effectively and efficiently while mitigating risks and ensuring a project is on time and delivered to a high standard,” explains Braeden.

Brendan directly oversees project delivery along with managing company finances and, most importantly, overall client satisfaction. Braeden also brings with him, vast experience in designing and executing construction strategies over the years he has been in the industry.

As BMC operations director, Braeden draws on his many years of experience to address professional interpretation differences and provide resolution for various projects. Finding solutions to problems and adapting strategies to best suit different projects and clients ensures that Braeden is always finding new and innovative ways to make sure projects are delivered to exceed client expectations.

Braeden says that the BMC point of difference is its user-friendly and proactive approach. “Our team includes both on and off-site support to ensure full coverage,” explains Braeden. “We have a large nationwide supply base of reliable subcontractors/suppliers and contract builders to support our own build crews.”

“In this effective team, each individual has a clearly defined role, which ensures maximum value across every project. As we have built our business around delivering high volumes of dwellings to a quality standard, we have refined our systems to achieve this. Our scale and track record means we can deliver certainty to our clients, guaranteeing capacity, particularly important in large-scale retirement village projects.”

Braeden says the company’s pipeline for 2024 is very strong. “We’ve got a really strong working relationship with consultants and have built our reputation as the builder of choice. It’s a very collaborative process with a lot of moving parts. It’s all about delivering exceptional outcomes, which is what we do so well at BMC.”

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