This greenfield project received the 2018 accolades in two categories, including the Safintra Factory and Warehouse Category and the Global Roofing Solutions Metal Cladding Category.
The Shoprite Group’s centre located in Cilmor Street in Brackenfell, Cape Town, is described by the Group as one of the most technologically advanced distribution centres on the continent.
Spanning 123 000m², the distribution centre consolidates the activities of five different distribution centres spread across Cape Town. Construction began in February 2016 and the completed built project consisted of multiple buildings, where the main buildings comprise of warehouses for Drygoods and Returns and a Cold Storage Facility. As part of this project, external peripheral buildings were also constructed, namely, Truck and Truckwash facilities, Offices, Guardhouse, Truck Refuelling and Central Generator Plant.
WSP was appointed for the full project scope (stage 1-6) for the following services: Structural design of warehouse floors and super structures; HVAC, Wet Services, Electrical, Smoke Detection, Vertical Transportation, Fire (CFD Modelling only), Bulk Fuel Storage, Refrigeration and Insulation.
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“We are exceptionally pleased by these awards and proud of our teams and their contributions to both of these projects,” said Mathieu du Plooy, Managing Director of WSP in Africa. “Much thought, ingenuity and collaboration – internally and with the respective clients and project teams – went into the design and construction of these projects, so as to best accommodate the various elements required on each project. We are certainly thrilled with the end-results, and I would like to congratulate our clients, the project teams and each of our experts involved in these projects, on these incredible achievements.”