Concor News Articles

Concor moves into highly technical phases at Msikaba

The band is starting to play louder at the awe-inspiring Msikaba Bridge project, according to Concor’s Laurence Savage, Project Director of this pioneering structure. The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) N2 Wild Coast project and is being constructed by the CME JV, a partnership between Concor and MECSA, both 100% black owned Grade 9CE South African construction companies.   “The last two years have been spent completing [...]

Concor kicks off Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I Project

Concor has commenced construction on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I, located at the heart of Rosebank. The company is leveraging its expertise in project management and fast-paced programming for the construction of two office buildings integrated with basement parking and a retail development on the ground floor.   Set to redefine the landscape of modern construction, Concor is implementing the Green Star V2 rating system for these buildings, aiming to surpass the already high [...]

TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Trevenna Super-Basement

The construction of the Trevenna Super Basement in Pretoria, awarded to Concor by the Public Investment Corporation, was a mega project in concrete terms. The mammoth five level basement extends 20 m below ground level and covers almost 70,000 m2 of parking space and other amenities. Over 30,300 m3 of concrete was poured in just 12 months to accomplish this remarkable structure – along with 2,950 t of reinforcing steel.   This meant the [...]

TECHNICAL ARTICLE: 5 Parks Boulevard

Developed by Intaprop and constructed by Concor, 5 Parks Boulevard is a recent addition to Oxford Parks – a vibrant mixed-use precinct being developed in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The stylish building boasts a concrete structure that was constructed at a fast track pace, in collaboration with construction materials specialist AfriSam. The Concor team accomplished a safe and on-specification result between July 2022 and Beneficial Occupation in February 2023, with the final handover in August 2023. [...]

Concor empowering communities at Koruson 1 Cluster in Northern Cape

As a company deeply invested in the growth and development of previously disadvantaged communities, Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape. This comes as part of the company’s unwavering commitment to not just building infrastructure but also building futures through extensive skills development programmes.   The focal point of this commitment was the recent graduation ceremony held in Noupoort, Northern Cape, on 9 March [...]

Concor Builds Momentum with Fast Track Projects

Concor has remained active in the building sector with the company having successfully completed several major fast track projects in 2023. Among others, this includes the Trevenna Super Basement project in Pretoria, 5 Parks Boulevard in the Oxford Parts Precinct, the Eastgate Sustainability Project and tenant reconfigurations at Westgate Shopping Centre.   Martin Muller, Contract Manager at Concor, says the new year also started on a positive note with projects spread across new build, refurbishment [...]

Wolf Wind Farm Project Advances Swiftly with Concor

Work is progressing well on the Wolf Wind Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, with Concor carrying out the civils balance of plant – including an innovative design for a steeply inclined concrete road to the site.   The contract, which is being tackled in a consortium with Murray & Roberts company OptiPower for developer Red Rocket, will see Concor building 17 foundation bases for wind turbine generators on a ridge in the [...]

Concor in complex HVAC Installation AT Eastgate

To allow Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng to upgrade its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities for greater energy and water efficiency, Concor is carefully strengthening the structure on which the heavy new chillers will rest.   Concor Contract Manager Martin Muller explains that the HVAC system is located on top of a building on the centre’s roof parking area, in which tenants are active – and who need to continue trading during the [...]

Kendal ASH Disposal Facility Nears Completion

The Kendal Ash Disposal Facility expansion project, responsible for the storage of ash produced by Kendal Power Station until 2023, has successfully reached over 80% completion. With a projected completion date set for March 2024, this intricate venture is rapidly approaching its final stages.   Led by joint venture partners Concor and Lubocon Civils, the project accelerated its construction schedule over the winter, capitalising on the dry conditions. Concor's Project Manager, Pierre Jansen van Vuuren, [...]

Concor clinches Construction World Best Projects Awards for two projects

Concor' s name has long been associated with Construction World's Best Projects with numerous of the company's projects, both in infrastructure and the built environment, winning accolades over the past 22 years since the inception of this prestigious awards platform. This year has been no different with two of the three projects entered by the company securing podium finishes.   The large and challenging Trevenna Super Basement Project in Sunnyside, Pretoria – which has [...]

Shopping goes on at Eastgate while Concor adds more Solar Power

The addition of another 5,74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by leading black-owned contractor Concor, while keeping the movement of tenants and shoppers unaffected.   The solar panels to generate this power will cover 30,000 square metres of the centre’s roof top, according to Concor Contract Manager Martin Muller. This has meant careful planning of the sequencing of the project and management of traffic to minimise [...]

Eastgate Harvests Rainwater to Boost Sustainability

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is constructing facilities to harvest and treat rainwater and groundwater at Eastgate Shopping Centre, adding to the centre’s sustainability and reducing its vulnerability to water outages.   The new facility comprises two segmented steel tanks capable of storing about 200,000 litres of water. Rainwater runoff from the roof top parking area – which currently runs into the city’s stormwater drains – will be piped into these tanks. This will be supplemented [...]

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