As is to be expected the groundsmen at Twickenham go about their work with the highest level of professionalism, paying close attention to detail and best practice in care of the environment.
We are of course referring to the new Twickenham residential development in Victory Park, Linden, Johannesburg, where Renico Construction are preparing the site for a 144 unit upmarket residential complex.
As with all Renico projects, work at Twickenham is progressing like a well-oiled machine. South African Builder met with project manager Deon Grimbeek and site manager Hennie van der Merwe, who briefed us about the site preparation aspects of the project and challenges being addressed.
“Presently we are at land preparation and services construction stage,” said Grimbeek. “The property is on a relatively steep gradient with significant natural ground water which we need to work around and which is mildly challenging as we prepare the terraced areas prior to construction.”
The groundwater however is a distinct advantage for the Renico Twickenham team: by installing a borehole, which is just three meters deep, borehole water is utilised for all site preparation and building needs.
In addition to his considerable experience and expertise in construction and 11 years of service with Renico, Van der Merwe is an avid gardener and has proudly taken charge of relocating the stately palm trees on the property for subsequent placement on completion of construction. “These trees are very adaptable to relocation and do rather well,” said Van der Merwe. “It’s important to note too that on all of our sites we take care to plant indigenous trees.”
The ground slope has demanded close attention to the design and construction of a series of retaining walls, designed and built by Powergate Construction using Technicrete retaining wall products. All rebar reinforcing has been supplied by African Reinforcing. Renico Construction is renowned for forging close long-term relationships with its suppliers, a policy which yields an important level of ongoing trust, understanding and problem-solving capability across a wide range of project types.
On completion of the site preparation in June construction will commence with a view to project completion in March 2018.
Opportunities like Twickenham do not come around very often. Renico Construction secured this landmark premises in 2016 and will commence with construction of the 144 sectional title apartments in June 2017. All apartments within the development will offer 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchens and generous lounge areas. Each unit has a covered patio or balcony and an allocated covered parking bay. Purchasers also have the option to pick their units finishes and the purchase price includes bond and transfer fees.
Renico Construction have numerous active construction projects in progress at any one time in the residential, industrial and commercial sectors, including warehouses.
On average about 500-600 people are deployed on site across all projects in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West Province.