Silo no 1 – Allan Gray

CLIENT
Lexshell 44 General Trading (Pty) Ltd

ARCHITECT/ENGINEER
VDMMA / RBA Joint Venture

VALUE AT COMPLETION
R480 Million

LOCATION
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

PROJECT TYPE
Civils

DESCRIPTION
Allan Gray office Building comprised of various and channelling phases, from the construction of pre-cast concrete sheet piling, wall cutting of the adjacent ocean for the double story basement to very specialised demolition work. The No 1 Silo double story basement wraps around the existing Grain Silo building which is a National Monument. The Dust house had to be retained and this meant while linking the new buildings, the dust house was underpinned and supported in the air while the double story basement was excavated around and below the building. The main building comprises of the new corporate head office for Allan Gray and an apartment block comprising of 32 new apartments.

CONTRACT PERIOD
September 2011 to December 2012