Concor News Articles

Five months to N2 upgrade completion

The project which began in March 2016, will see the 34km stretch of N2 between Mtunzini and Empangeni transformed into a 14-metre wide… THE local tourism and business sectors can expect to receive a much needed boost from the R1.4-billion N2 highway upgrade, expected to be complete by the end of June. The project, which began in March 2016, will see the 34km stretch of N2 between Mtunzini and Empangeni transformed into a 14-metre wide, [...]

South Africa launches Conradie Better Living Model development

South Africa has officially launched the Conradie Better Living Model Game Changer development which will see more than 3000 homes constructed with revolutionary new housing model. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille said the development marks a significant milestone in the provincial government’s efforts to redress the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, and to deliver well-located, affordable integrated housing opportunities for citizens living in the province. “As we break ground, with our partners [...]

Zille: Old Conradie hospital project could be ‘make or break’ for housing system

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said the "pioneering" housing project expected at the site of the derelict old Conradie Hospital in Cape Town could "make or break" the current housing system. A R3bn mixed-income residential project, set for the vast grounds of the old hospital could provide the solution for the country's "failed" free housing system, Zille said on Wednesday. "No government in the world can provide free houses for everybody," Zille said at the [...]

First Oxford Parks building completed

Construction of the Oxford Parks development, in Rosebank, has progressed, with the first building, built by Concor Buildings to serve as the new head office of oil company BP South Africa, completed. The 4-star green rated building is part of Phase 1 of the Oxford Parks vision, which will include three more office blocks and a hotel in due course. BP officially moved into the building during December. Work on this first building, for Concor’s [...]

Concor Boosts Safety And Targeted Enterprises In Eastern Cape Road Project

Safety of both pedestrians and motorists has been boosted by Concor Infrastructure’s rehabilitation of the R75 double-carriageway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, while the project has had considerable positive spinoff for local small targeted enterprises. The project, which began in May 2017, includes the implementation of various road safety measures on Section 1 – which stretches for 13 kilometres – of this well-used national route. According to South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited [...]

New player on the block throws weight behind Boks, RWC 2023 bid

Cape Town - The Southern Palace Group of Companies this year invested in the Springboks for the next three years and recently also added their considerable corporate weight to the South African 2023 Rugby World Cup bid. But who exactly are the Southern Palace Group? There is no doubting the Springbok player’s intention in Bloemfontein, post the 27-all draw with the Wallabies, when he made the effort to approach members of the Southern Palace Group [...]

Change of ownership and company name

The sale of the Murray & Roberts’ Infrastructure and Buildings businesses (“Murray & Roberts Construction”) was unconditionally concluded and transferred to a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group on 5 May 2017. This follows the announcement of the sale of Murray & Roberts Construction in November 2016. Murray & Roberts Construction has subsequently been renamed and re-branded as Concor. The business units within the Company have, of course, also assumed the new name.

Southern Palace Group-led consortium acquires Murray & Roberts Infrastructure & Building businesses (Engineering News)

Murray & Roberts and Southern Palace Group today announced the purchase of the Murray & Roberts Southern African Infrastructure & Building (“I&B”) businesses, by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies (Proprietary) Limited (“Southern Palace”).  The fully-funded purchase consideration is R314 million. (Retrieved from Click here to read more

Southern Palace outlines vision for radically transformed M&R infrastructure unit (Engineering News)

The newly black-owned construction company conceived from a R314-million sale agreement between engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) and black-empowered Southern Palace Group aims to build on its 115-year heritage to become a “leading, Tier 1, infrastructure player in South Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa” by tapping into key opportunities on the continent. (Retrieved from Click here to read more

Murray & Roberts Buildings Secures Skukuza Safari Lodge Project (Engineering News)

Murray & Roberts Buildings has been awarded the R200m contract to construct the new Skukuza Safari Lodge for the South African National Parks Board (SANParks). Rui Santos, managing director of the company which is now part of the Southern Palace Group, says the company is thrilled to have secured this prestigious project which is being built within the existing Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP). Santos says the 128 bedroom three star [...]

Murray & Roberts Buildings Awarded Makro Riversands Contract (Engineering News)

The new Makro Riversands store in Fourways will be constructed by Murray & Roberts Buildings for Century Riversands Developments. Murray & Roberts Buildings is a division of Murray & Roberts Construction which is being purchased by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies and which will create the first major black-owned infrastructure and building construction business in South Africa. Rui Santos, managing director of Murray & Roberts Buildings, says the project site [...]

Murray & Roberts Western Cape, Metle polish Bantry Bay’s glittering jewel (Coralynne & Associates’ Press Office)

Bantry Bay’s moniker as the ‘Monaco of Africa’ is no longer a stretch of the imagination, and even less so now that Murray & Roberts Western Cape is making good progress with the Aurum luxury lifestyle development by extensively revamping the old Ambassador Hotel and Suites. Murray & Roberts Western Cape is a division of Murray & Roberts Construction which is being purchased by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies; this [...]