Podium Lodge is the vision of social entrepreneur, Simon Perry, ONZM, and his family’s Brian Perry Charitable Trust (BPCT). Making a meaningful contribution towards a vibrant New Zealand for more than 40 years, BPCT is committed to developing strong partnerships to deliver on its vision of building stronger communities. All profits from this lodge go to charities run by BPCT. This 86 bed accommodation facility is made up of 2-4 bed studio units, a dormitory, communal teams area, dormitory for 14 people and the Managers on site residence. ECS provided early stage cost planning and feasibility services, estimating, tendering and contractor selection, as well as managing the detailed design. ECS construction managed the demolition of the existing backpackers accommodation on the site while tendering and design was completed. A cleared site was handed to the contractor for construction of the 21 Buildings, on site storm water, sewer pumping station, roading and landscaping which was completed over a 9 month period.