Helping tackle Marlborough’s accommodation crisis has seen a Blenheim businessman take out a top industry honour.
Clarke and Haack Construction are the driving force behind the idea, development and build of St Andrews Seasonal Worker accommodation complex in Blenheim.
Co-owner Ant Clarke was named Building Professional of the Year at the fifth annual Southern Excellence Awards in Christchurch on Friday night.
Judges say his accomplishment was a “significant achievement” with positive implications for the rest of the country.
“Ant’s vision to purpose-build RSE accommodation, his forward-thinking implementation, leadership and meticulous management has benefitted the wider Marlborough community and the property and construction industry.
“Ant has also become further involved in helping to address Marlborough’s social housing needs through work with the Ministry for Social Housing and Urban Development.”