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Making waves in Cape Town

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of our most recognisable projects. We were appointed in 2011 to act as principal agent and programme and project manager, and soon realised that managing the complex engineering programme at the heart of South Africa’s busiest destination was not going to be easy. But we rose to the challenge and have delivered an award winning development while helping to keep the V&A Waterfront as the most sought after tourist destination and business address in South Africa.

Our initial role was to manage Silo No. 1 and No. 2, a 22,000 square metre mixed-use complex, giving us responsibility from feasibility and design stages through to construction. The completion marked the successful conclusion of a technically demanding programme which included excavating reclaimed land from the coastline, and the maintenance of a 90-year old listed building, and all within an existing working harbour environment.

Reach for the stars

To say sustainability was a priority is an understatement. No.1 Silo has been awarded the first ever 6-star ‘As Built’ rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). No. 2 Silo also received a four-star Green Star SA Multi Unit Residential v1 Design Rating, the first residential development in South Africa to be assessed this way.

Bringing history to life

Following this success we have been appointed as project manager on Phase Two, comprising of Silo buildings 3, 4, 5 and 6 and a seawater district cooling plant, as well as the heart of the masterplan; the Grain Silo Building, which will house the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa. 

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