Lion’s Hill, Tamboerskloof
The construction of civil engineering, electrical and ancillary services at erf 1526, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Client: Lions Hill Development Company (Pty) Ltd
Contract value: R 38,500,000
Duration: 9 months
Completed: due March 2021
Overview of the Project
Lions Hill Estate will be located high on the slopes of Lions Hill, in Tamboerskloof, in Cape Town. The location of Lions Hill Estate will provide panoramic views across the Table Bay, the CBD, Signal Hill and across Table Mountain and Devils Peak. This development will encompass a security estate of 26 residential plots, and will include a combination of privacy, security and convenience in the form of amenities such as sports fields and schools nearby. The estate is planned to launch in early 2021.
Scope of Work
The work include substantial site clearance and earthworks, demolition and removal of existing structures, and felling trees and removal of stumps.
Construction of roads, parking areas and sidewalks, and Installation of segmented paving and permeable paving and road marking and installation of road signs.
Laying of water supply, stormwater and sewer pipelines and services ducts including connections to existing networks
Construction of reinforced concrete retaining walls, gabion retaining walls, construction of guardhouses at De Hoop and Quarry Hill roads, gateways and fences, and site landscaping.
Straw stabilisation of disturbed areas
Challenges & Successes
The steepness of the terrain created some challenge but the earthmoving plant soon overcame any issues and created solid working platforms.
Strict controls on noise were a part of the contract due to the proximity to the Cape German School. Dust and noise levels were kept within the allowable limits by ensuring plant engine covers were fitted and secured. Local residents also required consideration and liaison with the community is a central factor in the smooth running of this project.