The Bambanani retail development is a 18,000 m² single-level, semi-enclosed mall, located in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.
WSP was appointed for the concept and detail design, construction documentation, contract management and site supervision/monitoring for the development. WSP supported Nthwese Properties, as the owner developer, in navigating a number of challenges – from securing funding to community unrest, and flooding from an overflowing sewer into the construction area – and assist in finding solutions to bring this project to successful completion.
Mathieu du Plooy, Managing Director of WSP in Africa, said: “We are honoured by these awards as they highlight our strong and forward-looking approach and commitment to excellence, with every project we’re involved in. We understand that engineering is about asking questions, looking at complex problems from different angles, and finding intelligent solutions that break paradigms. And, I would like to congratulate and thank each of our experts involved in these projects, as well as congratulate our clients, on these prestigious achievements.”
About the Awards
The SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence is the most prestigious programme of its kind within the South African commercial real estate industry. One of SAPOA’s primary objectives is to define excellence in the property industry. As part of these objectives, the awards provide public recognition for top quality design and functionality, and a benchmark for excellence in property. The awards also showcase the outstanding contribution from world-class owners, developers and built environment professionals, who create “smarter” and beautiful buildings every year, that significantly enhance the industry. Find out more about these awards.