Concor Construction has been recognised for excellence at the Construction World Best Projects 2021 Awards with two of its projects each receiving an award.
While both projects entered are quite different, the hallmark of quality construction underpinned both. The Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg received a Highly Commended in the AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction category, while the 300 bed Covid-19 facility at the Jubilee Hospital site north of Pretoria in Hammanskraal received a Special Mention in the Building Contractors category.
Situated in the vibrant Oxford Parks mixed-use precinct in Rosebank, the contemporary 222 room Radisson RED hotel was designed to meet a minimum 5 Star Green Star Custom Hotel rating. The base build spec was provided by dhk Architects, while the interior design spec was by Source IBA. Concor took the project through to furniture, fitting and equipment (FF&E) stage including beds, chairs, television sets and the physical backbone for Wi-Fi connectivity.
With its architecturally compact design which incorporates functionality on an optimised footprint, the hotel comprises seven levels on top of a ground floor as well as a roof level for plant and services. It is a concrete structure based on conventional and post-tensioned slabs with grids to suit the room sizes.
Radisson RED is committed to sustainable design and the hotels contains numerous elements underpinning its 5 Star Green Star Custom Hotel rating. This rating recognises that the building demonstrates “South African excellence” and is a step above the Best Practice level.
The fast-track construction on the Jubilee Hospital project saw it being handed over to the Gauteng Department of Health just five months after work began in November 2020. Selecting alternative building technology enabled Concor to speed up construction without compromising the standards demanded by a world class medical facility.
Concor used a modular approach in its construction plan, with units completed and put into operation while others were still being constructed. To suit this rapid roll-out, it was crucial wet services and ventilation systems were carefully selected as all mechanical services had to be commissioned on a standalone basis.
Concor demonstrated its commitment to socio-economic development on both projects with a focus on upskilling small local business at the Radisson RED project and employing more than 230 local unskilled and skilled individuals from Hammanskraal at the Jubilee Hospital Project.
The Concor team responsible for the Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg which received a Highly Commended in the AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction at Construction World Best Projects 2021.
Complete aerial view of southeast corner showcasing unitized glazed curtain wall with aluminium fin features, face brick facades and plant on the roof with screen wall completed.
Roof plant being installed and insulated with a view west towards the sunset, and screen wall around plant under construction.
The entrance to the 300 bed Covid-19 facility at Jubilee Hospital in Hammanskraal.
An aerial view of the completed 300 bed Jubilee Hospital.