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Construction of the MeerKAT Extension gets underway

Concor, the leading black-owned construction company, in partnership with OptiPower, is building the foundations and infrastructure for 20 more dishes for the pioneering MeerKAT radio telescope. A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – which will be the world’s largest radio telescope – the MeerKAT project has already allowed astronomers to deliver unprecedented results.    Its remote location in an arid area about 90 km from the town of Carnarvon is perfect for its [...]

Concor recognised For Excellence at Best Projects again

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 [...]

Managing construction waste is part of Greener Future

Climate change is now everyone’s concern, and black women-owned construction leader Concor’s efforts to operate more efficiently and sustainably include the way it deals with its construction waste.   According to Leah Nwedamutswu, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) officer at Concor, the company’s commitment to Zero Harm embraces staff, the community and the environment. Growing awareness of climate change imperatives has led the company to develop performance strategies to carefully manage water use, [...]

Concor’s Innovative Paarl Rock Shows The Way

Construction is underway at Paarl Rock, the fifth building in Concor’s 22-hectare Conradie Park development in Cape Town.   Piling for the eight-storey block began in May 2021, marking the start of a one-year building programme, according to Mark Schonrock, property development manager at Concor. Paarl Rock will comprise 266 architecturally designed apartments in an affordable model for first-time home owners.   The block is underpinned by 158 continuous flight auger (CFA) piles, which [...]

Concor poised for growth as better year begins

With 2021 heralding some long-awaited improvements for the construction sector, Concor is leveraging its new operating model to position itself for growth.   The pace of tender roll-out for civil infrastructure work has picked up this year, as have aspects of the building sector. The mining sector – Concor’s other key focus – has also seen a welcome change of fortunes in recent years.   According to Fezeka Nompumza, Concor’s executive for business development and [...]

Concor Nurtures Key Construction Expertise in SA

Building vital engineering and construction management skills for South Africa remains a priority for leading black-owned contractor Concor, despite the challenging environment for the construction sector.   The company’s two-year Graduate Mentorship Programme – combined with its bursary scheme – continues to generate top-class professionals for the business and the broader sector, says Concor’s training manager Shannyn Karshagen.   “The interns that enter our programme this year will have all received financial support from Concor [...]

Concor to construct Ikusasa Office Block at Oxford Parks

Concor has been awarded the contract to construct the new Ikusasa office block at Oxford Parks in Rosebank. Work started on the building, which will house Anglo Global Shared Services (AGSS), at the beginning of March 2021 and is scheduled for completion in January 2022.   The four storey building will be constructed on three basement levels of approximately 10 326 m2 and will have four office levels totalling approximately 7 555m2 GLA. It is [...]

Trust, Respect, Support underpin Concor Success at Msikaba

The breath-taking Msikaba bridge in the Eastern Cape demands not just an excellent result, but also a collaborative process that engages local communities and small, medium-sized and micro enterprises (SMMEs). It is being constructed by Concor Infrastructure in a joint venture with Mota Engil Construction (MECSA).   According to Lebogang Matlala, Concor site agent at the Msikaba project, the project is proceeding well on the strength of positive contributions by local subcontractors. The Msikaba [...]

Concor Completes Radisson Red Hotel in Rosebank

Concor has successfully completed South Africa’s second Radisson RED hotel – this one is situated in the vibrant Oxford Parks mixed-use precinct in Rosebank, Johannesburg.   The upmarket 222 room hotel has been designed – like all Oxford Parks Precinct buildings – to meet a minimum five-star Green Star rating. It will open its doors to guests in June, two months after Concor handed over the building in April 2020. This follows the success of [...]

Concor Completes Highest Residential Block in Mother City

Cape Town has just seen the successful completion by Concor of the tallest residential block in the city area – fronted by a carefully preserved, century-old façade onto one of the trendiest streets in town.   The 16 On Bree project is remarkable not just for its size – it transforms an old two-storey block into a modern 38-floor luxury development – but its complexity. According to Concor Western Cape senior contracts manager Collin Morilly, [...]

Concor Leverages Global Standards to Lead in Mining

Meeting international standards is not an end-goal but an essential step in continuously raising the performance bar, according to Concor Mining Services HSE & training manager, Neil Fourie.   With its quality, environmental management, and occupational health and safety management system certifications recently renewed, Concor has underpinned its world-class status, says Fourie.   “These standards represent the life blood of our business, as customers rely on our management processes to provide them with the highest [...]

Space-Age Challenge for Concor at MeerKAT

Scientists will soon gain even further insights into the evolution of galaxies in the universe as the MeerKAT telescope array is expanded. This is an exciting project presenting some unique challenges for leading South African contractor Concor.   In partnership with OptiPower, Concor has been awarded the R202-million infrastructure project that will allow the addition of 24 dishes to the 64 dish MeerKAT radio telescope. Located in a remote area of the Northern Cape, MeerKAT [...]

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