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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 [...]

Green Award to Concor for Khobab Wind Farm Concrete

A four-star Eco-Product Label has been awarded for the low cement concrete used by infrastructure contractor Concor to build wind turbine bases at Khobab Wind Farm in the Northern Cape.   The certificate was awarded by Eco Standard South Africa to the project manager Mainstream Renewable Power, the wind farm Khobab Wind (RF) and Concor, commending the concrete’s low carbon footprint. According to Eco Standard South Africa, the replacement of cement by alternative material in [...]

Concor Fast-Tracks Covid-19 Modules for Jubilee Hospital

Concor successfully completed a fast-track Covid-19 facility at Jubilee Hospital using innovative building technology. This was handed over on 27 November 2020, having begun work on site some five months earlier.   The turnkey project in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria handed over ten modular units to the Gauteng Department of Health, adding another 300 beds to care for Covid-19 patients. The facility comprises five 25-bed intensive care unit (ICU) modules – complete with a two-bed [...]

Concor’s expertise paves SA’S Renewable Future

Concor is completing its 10th wind farm project where the majority was constructed as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, highlighting its niche expertise and capability in this segment.   According to Concor contracts director Joe Nell, the company has been especially busy during the fourth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme.   “We were awarded five projects during this last round, and were able to successfully implement [...]

Oxford Parks Phase 2 takes Building Contractor Win at Best Projects

Meticulous coordination by Concor on the Oxford Parks Phase 2 project facilitated the smooth and simultaneous construction of the different buildings and was one of the reasons Concor won the Building Contractor category at Construction World’s Best Projects 2020. The project was also acknowledged with a Highly Commended Award in the AfriSam Innovation Award in Sustainable Construction.   Oxford Parks is a focal point along Oxford Road in Rosebank and on completion will house [...]

Another Wind Farm Success for Concor

Concor has put its stamp of experience and quality on another renewable energy project – this time the Roggeveld Wind Farm in the Karoo, 40 km north of Matjiesfontein. This project won the Civil Engineering category in Construction World’s Best Projects 2020. It also received a Highly Commended Award in the AfriSam Innovation in Sustainable Construction category.   The 47-turbine, 147 MW project has been developed by Red Rocket under government’s REIPPPP initiative, and [...]

Oxford Parks Phase 2 – Another Concor Buildings Success Story

Oxford Parks is an architectural focal point along Oxford Road in Rosebank. On completion, this site will house five buildings on a master basement structure. Oxford Parks Phase 2 is a testimony to meticulous coordination on the part of Concor Buildings to ensure the concurrent construction of three different buildings would run smoothly.   This phase includes the simultaneous construction of 203 Oxford Road – Life Healthcare’s new 10 000 m2 head office, 8 Parks [...]

Efficiency a Key Driver in Environmental Stewardship

Demanding economic conditions – aggravated by stoppages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – have highlighted the value of environmental stewardship in the construction sector.   “A key focus of good environmental stewardship is on project efficiency,” says Bruce Paul, environmental manager at Concor. “It is vital that contractors develop end-to-end engineering processes that conserve resources and manage risk – now more than ever.”   Before construction on a project even starts, Concor considers issues including [...]

Work resumes Covid-Style on Cape Town High-Rise

The highest residential block in Cape Town’s city centre – 16 On Bree – has resumed construction, but under demanding new Covid-19 conditions. The project is being developed by FWJK Developments.   This makes Concor Western Cape, the contractor on the project, a pioneer in the application of Covid-19 health protocols in a building of this height and complexity, says senior contracts manager Collin Morilly.   “With the large number of people on a site [...]

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