Seaview Marina

Armstrong Downs were successful in tendering for the Construction of Seaview Marina’s 2000m² Sea Centre building. From the first meetings with Tony Doile and Simon Taylor, we knew the build was going to be a successful one.

Over the construction period, the team from Armstrong Downes showed their professionalism, and the building went up without any major issues. Weekly site meetings provided Seaview staff and board members with progress reports, and the whole experience proved an enjoyable one.

With the need to keep the marina operational during construction, this project took a lot of planning by both parties. Armstrong Downes were able to work around our operation without losing any time on the build, and we were able to run our hardstand without losing business.

The resulting facility is a credit to the company’s construction abilities. The building is first class, and over the 18 months it has been functioning it has proved to be fit for purpose. If Seaview Marina were considering any further building projects, we would be encouraging Armstrong Downes to tender.

Alan McLellan, Marina Manager

Purser Contracting Ltd

Purser Contracting Ltd has sub-contracted to Armstrong Downes on a variety of projects, namely: Pak’n’Save Lower Hutt and Paraparaumu, Harvey Norman Lower Hutt, Boulcott Clinic and Seaview Marina.

Our current collaborations are at Fergusson Intermediate and Hutt Park Indoor Sports Centre.

We have enjoyed immensely the opportunity to work on these high profile and tightly organised job sites with Simon and Tony, the enthusiastic new owners, and Leighton, Graham, Doug, Perry, Grant and all the office staff.

Their team is a credit to the company as a whole, as it pursues and attains consistently high standards of workmanship, choreographing the diverse elements of complex projects to meet tight deadlines.

No problem is insurmountable – to the extent that they were our choice when we came to construct our long-awaited new offices at 161 SH 58.

If you want a quality project to be completed on time, I would have no hesitation in recommending to you the services of Armstrong Downes.

Luke Lee, Managing Director

Chilton School

Armstrong Downes has excellent personnel who maintain a strong relationship with me, ensuring that projects meet time, quality and cost requirements.

Kelvin Crofskey, Director of Strategy and Operations

Firth Industries

As Commercial Representative for Firth Industries, I have been fortunate to have had Armstrong Downes as a customer for over 15 years.

During this time I have seen them grow into a successful and well respected Commercial Construction company in Wellington, and have been involved in some extremely exciting projects along the way. As a Company they are extremely professional, yet at the same time incredibly easy to deal with. Could not think of a better group of people to deal with!!

Jo Fitzsimons, Commercial Representative

Bruce Warden Architects Ltd

I have worked with Armstrong Downes from their first year in business, with a significant amount of work over recent years at Chilton Saint James School, both with selected tendered work and subsequently, on a negotiated “open book” basis.
I have had a very good working relationship with their site operatives, project managers and directors, and consider successful contracts are based on mutual respect between the client, consultants and contractor. I have found that clients are pleased with the outcome of negotiated contracts which usually have a Quantity Surveyor as part of the consultant team. I cannot recall any of their contracts that didn’t finish on time and within the negotiated budget. A number of the contracts have been undertaken in the heart of a working school environment.
This is borne out by repeat contracts over an 18 year period. Having worked with both the retired and the current directors, I have no hesitation in recommending working with Armstrong Downes Ltd.
Bruce Warden, Principal of Bruce Warden Architects Ltd

Mitre 10 Mega - Petone

the level of professionalism and dedication that you bought to the project certainly made my life easier.

Martyn Lockyer, Managing Director

Opus International Consultants Ltd

Armstrong Downes have recently completed a complex project with us which had tight deliverables and a challenging scope. I have been impressed with their professionalism and service, making the design and construction phases complication free.

Armstrong Downes' approach to safety was exemplary, and adopted the client’s specific requirements with vigour. Armstrong Downes have been a pleasure to work with.

Sam Wiffen, Project Manager

NZ Police Cell Block Upgrade

I have to say that it has been a real pleasure working with you, the process has worked seamlessly. I applaud the way you operate. The communication between you and your representatives, and the Upper Hutt police has been world class.

Nicolas Brown, Inspector