Commercial, Retail & Industrial Sector

Samrand Data Centre, Gauteng

The vast Samrand data centre in Tshwane - built by Aveng Grinaker-LTA for client Standard Bank - is believed to be the largest in Africa. It's also the first data centre in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Uptime Tier IV design and facility certification from the Uptime Institute in the United States.

Samrand data centre includes several data halls supported by specialised ancillary services. It is more than 27 000m2 in size. Eight diesel bunkers supply diesel to the day tank installation built into the generator rooms.

South African Police Service's Forensic Science Building, Cape Town

This new, high-tech forensic science facility, that Aveng Grinaker-LTA is building in Plattekloof, Cape Town, will bolster South Africa's fight against crime.

The 17 000 m2 facility incorporates state-of-the-art design features and a sophisticated security system. Aveng Grinaker-LTA has had to coordinate the installation of high tech equipment by various specialist sub-contractors, and work according to a strict security protocol.

15 Alice Lane (façade)

It's easy to see why the spectacular new building at 15 Alice Lane, Sandton, was nicknamed "Dancing Towers" by the team responsible for its design and construction. Its dramatic, curved silhouette, combined with the striking black and white glass of its façade, make this new Sandton landmark look like it is, quite literally, dancing on the skyline. This unique facade - a design first - was manufactured and installed by Aveng Grinaker-LTA Façades.

The unitised glazing system was selected as it is erected without the need for scaffolding.

Maseru Referral Hospital, Lesotho

The new Maseru Referral Hospital in Lesotho - built by Aveng Grinaker-LTA for client Netcare - is a prototype building that features a design that may be taken to other African countries.

Challenges abounded on the project, including the site's remote location and the punishing Winter weather in Lesotho, but Aveng Grinaker-LTA is proud to have delivered an exceptionally high quality facility.

Heineken's Sedibeng Brewery, Randvaal, Gauteng

Aveng Grinaker-LTA successfully assisted client Heineken in the planning and construction of its first brewery in South Africa - in record time.

The 70 000m2 Sedibeng  Brewery in Randvaal, South East of Johannesburg, is Heineken's fastest-built brewery of this size. It comprises production buildings and cool cellars, as well as a bottling plant and distribution warehouse storage area of approximately 15 000 m2.

First-class and fully automatic, it has the technical capacity to produce 3 million hectolitres a year.

Completed: Phase 1 - 2009

Sandton City Repositioning

The R1.77 billion first phase of the Sandton City redevelopment, undertaken by Liberty Properties on behalf of the property's owners Liberty Group (75%) and Pareto Ltd (25%), will expand and improve the centre to enhance its leading position in the retail sector.  It involves interior refurbishments and the addition of 30 000m2 of new retail space.