A new era for MCL Construction

MCL Construction has built hundreds of commercial, industrial and residential buildings for others in Hawke’s Bay but for the first time in 72 years, it will commence building its own purpose-built construction facility.

It will also be the first time MCL will move from the site in Kaiapo Road it has occupied since 1949.

MCL Construction managing director John Bower said the company will move its factory and offices  2.5 kilometres south down Maraekakaho Road to a 1 hectare greenfields site near Tumu ITM and the new Irongate industrial zone.

This is another significant milestone for the business, following the introduction of new directors Philip Mitchell, one of the firms project manager/quantity surveyor, and Michael Bush, the financial accountant, in 2017.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for MCL to design and build its own modern construction facility that will include a joinery factory and offices.

“Our current site was once surrounded by orchards but is now very residential and I’m sure many of our neighbours will be happy to see us move on,” says John Bower, managing director at MCL.

MCL will commence construction of the 2,100 m2 joinery factory this month (June) with the 350 m2main office, which will be designed around a central open atrium, starting in November.

John says there’s a strong focus on attracting more females to the business.

Leading the way has been Sarah Mason, who’s been with MCL for 18 years, and for the first time in the company’s history, a female – Denise Otto – has been appointed to lead the joinery division, which offers high-end commercial and residential joinery.


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