Another feather in the cap for CMP

Another feather in the cap for CMP
The Edgerley apartment complex, one of many high quality projects completed by CMP Construction.

The completion last year of The Edgerley, a high quality apartment complex in Newmarket, represents yet another successful project for Auckland construction management firm CMP Construction.
In addition to apartment complexes, CMP Construction’s many projects range from office towers to retirement villages, industrial buildings and warehouses valued from $10 million to $150 million; one of its apartment projects is the largest in New Zealand, comprising 800 apartments.
It’s considerable track record in bringing projects to a successful completion means it can be discerning about the types of commercial and industrial projects undertaken, with preference given to interesting developments with robust developers and strong banks.
Where possible staff are involved from day one and they make it their business to develop an effective and positive working relationship with clients and consultants, especially to ensure professional costing and planning takes place early to facilitate a quality project with timely completion.
The company was established in 1989 in Auckland with just four people, and led by director Ron Macrae. It has since grown to 50 staff, ranging from highly experienced quantity surveyors and engineers to site managers and specialist project managers.
Quantity surveyor, Ryan White has been working for CMP for two years and was closely involved in The Edgerley project. In his role he is usually involved in a project from before construction is started to its completion.
The Edgerley is a $30 million, five-story complex located in the popular Newmarket business district, designed by Leuschke Group Architects who have developed a reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading architects.
Construction started in June 2016, with substantial ground work required before construction on the building itself could progress.
“There was six months of solid rock to get through to get down to the basement level,” Ryan says. Other challenges included “tricky” detail work due to some of the angles involved and intricate detailing required for roof junctions.
“Coming up with the best solutions that worked for everybody was a key.”
Adding to the complexity was the inclusion of three different exterior cladding systems which created complementary colours and textures and variety in the horizontal and vertical planes.

Another feather in the cap for CMP
The Edgerley is a $30 million, five-storey complex located in the Newmarket business district.

The cladding systems comprised Metalcraft Espan 340, a profi led coloured steel sheeting, Sto Therm render, an exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) and Reynobond FR, a composite material consisting of two pre-coated aluminium sheets bonded onto both sides of a mineral core.
The Sto Therm created texture while the Reynobond Fr has a timber pattern to create a warm, natural looking contrast.
Structurally, AFS Logicwall was used as an alternative to pre-cast concrete panels and is a permanent formwork system for concrete walling for external and internal walls.
It consists of lightweight sandwich panels created by bonding hard-wearing fibre cement sheets to galvanised steel stud frames.
This was chosen because the supply of concrete pre-cast panels was “quite an issue” in the hectic Auckland construction market, Ryan says. Ryan says while apartment construction is the CMP Construction’ s “bread and butter”, the complexity of these projects is not to be underestimated.
“We’ve got the expertise, we know how to build apartments to the highest standard; a lot of developers do see that and our track record of success, so they do trust us.”
CMP Construction have also completed high profile hotel projects, including the Hilton Hotel on Princes Wharf and the Hilton Hotel Taupo.
It is currently constructing Northbridge Retirement Village, a $20 million development in Northcote. Started in January 2018, completion is expected August this year.
Also in various stages of progress are Waikumete Apartments and Life Apartments for Ted Manson Foundation, Sargeson Apartments in Takapuna and Alexandra Park Apartments, Epsom.
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