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Concor Builds World Class Data Centre for Orange Botswana

Construction of the new Data Centre for Orange Botswana is well underway, with this fast track construction project being undertaken by Concor Buildings set to deliver the Tier III Data Centre before the end of 2019. The Orange Botswana facility, situated in the Botswana Innovation Hub and Technology Park in Gaborone, will be a central point of connectivity for national and international networking and will provide data services to customers in the region. Brian Carter, [...]

EXXARO’s Belfast Mine gets Concor expertise

Concor Infrastructure is building dams, roads, platforms and other works at Exxaro’s new digital coal mine near Belfast in Mpumalanga province.   At work since October 2017, Concor Infrastructure is constructing four major dams, 26 concrete platforms and terraces, 37 internal roads of 16 km in length, and the upgrade of almost 13 km of provincial roads, among other aspects of the mine.   According to Concor Infrastructure contracts manager Pierre van Vuuren, dams are [...]

Concor at the heart of Cape Project to Improve Lives

    Concor is taking a leading role in one of the Western Cape’s most important and innovative public-private urban developments aimed at improving the lives of residents.   The Conradie Better Living Model Gamechanger project – located on the 22 hectare site of the former Conradie Hospital near Pinelands, Cape Town – will be a residentially-led, mixed-use neighbourhood.   Concor will execute the full development of the project. This includes all town planning, detailed [...]

Successful Construction of Crestaquarium by Concor Buildings

  The indoor CrestAquarium at Cresta Shopping Centre allows shoppers to view more than 30 species of fish. Constructed by Concor Buildings and unveiled to the public in June 2019, this ‘edu-tainment’ feature is on the lower level of the centre’s food, entertainment and cinema court.   Specialist Italian experts provided the pure cast acrylic blocks for underwater use, and Martin Muller, contracts manager at Concor Buildings explains that one of the first challenges during [...]

Concor on top of stylish new FWJK Illovo Development

The elegant Illovo Central mixed-use block near Sandton being constructed by Concor Buildings has topped out at 15 floors and is due for completion in March next year.   In a format driven by developers FWJK and increasingly popular in South Africa’s urban designs, the building will be a combination of office space and residential units. With parking taking up levels 1 to 5, there will be offices on floors 6 to 8 and apartments [...]

Concor Building hands over City-Style Maluti Crescent

Within the 13‑month timeframe and in time for its official opening on 21 March 2019, Concor Buildings has completed the Maluti Crescent regional retail hub, owned by Vukile Property Fund, at Phuthaditjhaba in Free State province.   The modern new development – designed to highlight the spectacular mountain scenery as well as the local culture – is expected to draw shoppers from as far afield as Kestell, Clarens and even Harrismith. According to Concor Buildings [...]

Concor Buildings gives new shine to Skukuza with SANParks Safari Lodge

The wildlife-loving public can look forward to another upmarket venue in the Kruger National Park after Concor Buildings recently completed a new three-star safari lodge at Skukuza camp.   Developed by South African National Parks (SANParks), the exciting development adds a new dimension to the Kruger Park offering, slotting in between the traditional camp accommodation and the top-end private lodges. Planned and constructed as a ‘green building’, Skukuza Safari Lodge boasts 128 units, including 87 [...]

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.