In Sea Point, Group Five Building Cape is constructing a R62-million double-level retail centre with parking garage and five levels of apartments.
Work for its client Nedglen Property Developments, trading as The Seapoint 395 JV, started in January this year and is scheduled for completion in November.
The architect is R&L Architects, the consulting engineer Africon Engin-eering International and quantity surveyor McIntosh Latilla Carrier & Laing.
At N1 City mall in Goodwood, Group Five Building Cape, in joint venture with Group Five Civils, is constructing new parking decks, and doing additions and alterations for client Alan Grey Properties.
The R100-million project began in March this year and the completion date is April 2006.
The architect is Bentel and Associ-ates, KFD Wilson is the consulting engineer and SBDS Western Cape is the quantity surveyor.
Group Five Building Cape, in joint venture with BL Williams, is con-structing the first phase of the Claremont library for Corevest.
The R34-million contract is for basement parking, a library and retail space.
Work, which started in September last year, is due for completion in March 2006.
The architect is DHK Architects, the consulting engineer is Arup/PH Naidoo and the quantity surveyor is Ntini Liebetrau.
Group Five Building Cape is also to complete Vangate Mall, in Athlone, for client Vangate Development in October this year. Construction of the new R150-million shopping centre, with parking, began in October 2004.
Architect for the project is ACG/Vivid, consulting engineer is Axis/Asch and quantity sur-veyor is JMHT/Bham Tayob Khan.
Harbouredge, a joint development between Group Five Construction and Edge Properties, is a luxury residential apartment block being built on one of the last sites available for development on Cape Town’s foreshore.
The seven-storey building will have 81 apartments, including four pent-houses.
There will also be a full floor of retail stores, a gym and coffee shop.
The building will include visual and sound buffers, says Paul Luck, a director of DHK Architects.
These include sliding shutters on the balconies, entrance walkways pulled away from the kitchen and bathroom space and enclosed in glass.
“This gives residents the choice of how connected or separate they would like to be to the city,” says Luck.
Group Five area director Keith Mil-ler says the American and European phenomenon of city living is growing in select locations in South Africa because of convenience, safety and accessibility.
“The demand for Cape waterfront property is at an all time high,” he says.
“People from around the world are showing a great deal of interest in Cape Town real estate and, by international standards, our property is still highly affordable,” he says.
Group Five completed the R168-mil-lion Lagoon Beach Hotel and apartment complex for Sean Dunne, of Ireland, in December 2004.
The five-star accommodation is adjacent to the Lagoon Beach office development which the company also developed and constructed.