New Manufacturing Facility

Posted 14 Mar 2014

Sleepyhead Turns Adversity into Advantage

14/03/2014 - Christchurch - It was a challenging prospect for Sleepyhead, whose operations in Canterbury faced relocation to Auckland following the earthquakes. However discussions with Calder Stewart Development resulted in a long term solution - one which called for the consolidation of their two damaged factories under the roof of a new modern 10,000m2 manufacturing facility located in Hornby, allowing them to continue operations in the South.

At the core of the Design & Build solution was the immediate availability of land, part of Stage 2 of Calder Stewart’s HORNBY QUADRANT development initiative, coupled with Calder Stewart’s robust construction resources. Having Calder Stewart’s single source capabilities at hand, allowed Sleepyhead management to turn past adversity into future advantage.

As John Simon, Sleepyhead’s Operations Manager, remarked, “The project evolved from conception to completion based on a strong dialogue with Calder Stewart”.  And as Calder Stewart Development’s Project Manager HARVEY TYLER described it, “The provision of information from John and the team at Sleepyhead was excellent. It was a dynamic build and we could rely on our relationship to make sure it happened as smoothly as possible”.

The completed project stands today not only as a fit-for-purpose manufacturing facility that Sleepyhead can rightly be proud of, but is an example of a building engineered to the newest earthquake standards. Meeting the project’s delivery date, which was under a tight schedule, was in large part achieved through the commitment of Site Foreman JOHN GARRY and his dedicated team.