The new Discovery building in Sandton is a modern architectural marvel, which required a considerable amount of focus to construct. Excavations were more than 30 metres deep, with 550,000 cubic metres (180,000 of this being hard rock) removed during the project.

Discovery Place

Photo courtesy of Paul Saad

Growthpoint / Zenprop JV
Scope of Work:
Demolition and bulk basement excavation with hard rock blasting and lateral support
Volume Moved:
550,000 m3
Project Duration:
1 December 2013 to 6 June 2015
Quantity Surveyor:
RLB Pentad
Engineer/Project Manager:
Pure Consulting / Morta Project Management