GVK-Siya Zama, a leading specialist contractor in the field of building, renovation, restoration, and recycling of buildings has been awarded two notable projects in recent months. Amounting to over R2 billion combined, the two projects will cement the company’s status as a top-tier contractor in the industry.The two projects are significant notches in GVK-Siya Zama’s belt, with the first, a venture commissioned by Eris Property Group to redevelop the Cape Town train station to a mixed-use residential and retail space, and the second, construction of a R900m hospital in a remote location in the Eastern Cape. “Situated on the corners of Strand, Adderley and Old Marine Drive in the Cape Town CBD, the redevelopment of the Cape Town station is a complex landmark project that includes the construction of a 20-storey, 3 085-bed purpose-built student accommodation facility, 6 700m2 of retail space and a new world-class public square,” said Eben Meyburgh, Group CEO at GVK-Siya Zama.
The project forms part of Eris’s RISE Student Living brand, which has positioned itself as the leading student accommodation provider in South Africa. The project is expected to take approximately 23 months to complete and be ready for the January 2024 student intake.Planning indicates that the Cape Station project will consume 31 281m3 of concrete, 3 300 tons of rebar, 120 000m2 of formwork, 8 million bricks, and 189km of joint sealant while four tower cranes will be needed to move materials vertically.