What do 9 meter deep piled foundations, a 30 meter high 254 kl elevated tank, fishnet walls, an urban rooftop farm, and disperse soils have in common? They all form part of Lukhozi’s new project, the Banakekeleni Hospice and Rehabilitation Center in Alexandra, Gauteng.
Lukhozi has been appointed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) as Civil and Structural Engineers.
The new purpose-built facility will provide 48 beds to cater to the increasing needs of the community. The facility will include general buildings, parking, medical wards and frail care.
The facility aims to reduce its carbon footprint by utilizing various green techniques. The building will be partially-constructed with eco-construction technology using waste bottles and fishnets. An urban farm will be nurtured on the roof with the water sourced from a borehole and stored in an elevated tank. The 12 Wards, with 4 beds each, will be built around an open courtyard to allow relaxation, entertainment and healing for patients.
Lukhozi is responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the Civil and Structural Engineering Services that will be required to support the proposed development. Focus are the Project Managers.
GVK-Siya Zama are progressing well on site and the project is due for completion towards the end of 2021.