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 has already been handed over to the company and the scheduled store opening is set for 25 October 2017.
The project comprises a typical 20 000 m2 Makro store complete with external parking as well as associated external construction works.
“The biggest challenge for this already fast track project is that the construction programme has been cut by a month,” Santos says. “This will require a flexible focused approach from our team on site, but this type of agility is just one of the differentiators we bring to such construction projects.”
The company has successfully constructed numerous large fast track construction projects on time and within budget and Santos says that this one will be no different.