Construction of DSV’s new Gauteng HQ resumes; earthworks completed in CT
Occupation dates pushed out after Covid19 delay
The DSV Park | Gauteng site between Johannesburg and Pretoria is again a hive of activity after construction came to a halt during stages 5 and 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown.
But when the site re-opened in June, it did so with a range of health and safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including scanning stations, additional wash basins and segregated spaces in the rest areas to allow for social distancing.
Situated near OR Tambo International Airport, DSV Park | Gauteng will house a logistics warehouse of 79 000 m², a cross-dock facility of 39 000 m² and office space of 10 000 m².
The occupation dates have been pushed back slightly to January 2021 because of the construction delay.
Some of the key construction features underway include:
- The administrative office structure (below) was finished by the end of July and will be ready for occupation in mid-January 2021.
- Construction on the sorter mezzanine level has started, and the first 20 of 100 sorter containers have been dispatched from Italy via DSV Air & Sea.
- The warehouse steel structure will be completed at the end of July, and all columns have been casted and filled.
- The external load houses and sectional doors are being installed at the X-dock, and the electrical and IT first fix is almost complete.
- The main staff ablution block was completed by the end of July.
Meanwhile, more than 220 000 m³ of earth has been moved at DSV Park | Cape Town as work on the new Western Cape headquarters steps up a few gears. Construction workers have moved on site, which is now cordoned off by 900m of external fencing.
All six DSV business units – and 750 employees – will be housed in the new facility which is situated at Solar City, just next to Cape Town International Airport. Occupation is expected in July 2021.
Casting of the tilt-ups and columns has started and the main contractor has moved on site.
Machines on site include a 130-ton crane, two 25-ton cranes, one 8-ton crane, two 20m cherry pickers, one 20-ton excavator, two 10m³ tippers and one TLB.
More than 24,000m³ of concrete and 1,2 million tons of steel will be used in the project.