Getting back to basics  a win for ADBT

Raewyn Bell of Aoraki Development, Business and Tourism approached Harding Construction in March 2015 asking if we would be interested in coordinating the fit-out of their new premises. 


With a wry smile, Raewyn made it clear there was a catch: They wanted it done for as close to nothing as possible.  ADBT, she explained, had minimal funding for the project, but needed to vacate their current premises. Would Harding Construction help them?



There was no doubt in our minds that we would. We rallied the support of other local companies we knew valued ADBT, asking them to join us in providing a high quality commercial fit-out for next to nothing. Their responses were overwhelmingly positive and very humbling. The outcome achieved far more than just the production of a high quality commercial fit-out. 

Harding Construction was extremely easy to work with, providing solutions and options and genuinely understanding our brief. They prepared a complete package that enabled the project to be completed in a timely and cost effective manner. The result is an area where visitors are welcomed into an environment of District pride.

— Wendy Smith, Chief Executive, ADBT

This project brought together a community. It showed that in South Canterbury we value community more highly than dollars. It provided opportunities for innovation, creativity and problem-solving. It allowed for generosity, cooperation and collaboration. It enabled a united show of appreciation of the work and value ADBT brings to our business community.

This project was entered in the 2016 Master Builders Commercial Project Awards, winning a prestigious Special Award overall and  Bronze in the Commercial and Civic section.

Total Project Value             Confidential
Price to Customer              20% of total project value    
Value to the Community    Priceless