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Members visit the site Deloitte’s stunning new R1 billion headquarters under construction in Midrand


 

 

Inland Branch members were treated recently to a visit to the construction site of the new Deloitte Africa headquarters building being erected alongside the Allandale interchange of the N1 highway, at the eastern side of Waterfall City.
The new premises will comprise 42 500 m² of workspace, which will consolidate Deloitte’s current Woodmead and Pretoria offices in a single central location. The building has space capacity for close to 5,000 people and will consist of a ground floor with six stories of offices and four basement parking levels with nearly 2,000 parking bays. Bulk earthworks for the project started in August 2017, with construction commencing on Deloitte’s new Gauteng office in the last quarter of that year. The development will be complete in the first quarter of 2020 and Deloitte will begin operating from its new South African base from April 2020.

Roelof Pienaar from WBHO describes the projectRoelof Pienaar from WBHO describes the projectThe visit, sponsored by AfriSam (concrete supplier) and WBHO (main contractor), began with a short welcome from the Immediate Past Chairman of the Inland branch, Johan van Wyk and presentations by the Site Agent Roelof Pienaar and Kevin Naidoo, Operations Manager of AfriSam’s Jukskei Readymix Plant.
It was explained that the building, being constructed by a joint venture between WBHO and Group Five, will have a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Rating on completion and will achieve levels of energy performance beyond the minimum standard to reduce environmental and economic impacts.
At least 20% of building materials will contain post- and/or pre-consumer recycled content and 75% of construction waste will be reused/recycled.
A total of 53 000 m3 of ready-mixed concrete will be utilised on the site with, 30% Fly Ash added to the mix and a compressive strength of 50 MPa for most applications. Special mixes were prepared, however, for the concrete which was pretensioned. An independent laboratory is housed on site to carry out the quality control testing of each batch of the concrete.
An extensive tour of the whole site then followed, and the vast scale of the project became apparent to members as they were shown five of the 10 levels of the building:
 
 

Kevin Naidoo welcomes the membersKevin Naidoo welcomes the members
Members entering the siteMembers entering the site
Just one of the four parking levelsJust one of the four parking levels

 

Concrete finishes were excellentConcrete finishes were excellent
One of five raked slabs which will carry gardensOne of five raked slabs which will carry gardens

 

Internal bridges under constructionInternal bridges under construction
Fine concrete at workFine concrete at work

Artists impression of the final structure photo Atterbury PropertyArtists impression of the final structure photo Atterbury Property

 

The Inland Branch would like to thank WBHO and AfriSam for hosting and sponsoring this site visit.
Another visit is planned soon due to the high demand attracted by the event.

 

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