Imizamo Yethu Retaining Wall

The Imizamo Yethu Housing Project is located alongside Hout Bay Main Road and measures approximately 8 hectares. The project is intended to yield some 492 subsidized residential housing opportunities. It is an integrated development which encompasses 252 Breaking New Ground (BNG) units and 240 Community Residential units (CRU) along with the associated civil engineering and electrical infrastructure services.

Lukhozi Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd. were appointed by the City of Cape Town Human Settlements to carry out the project management, design of civil engineering services and construction monitoring duties.

Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay, Western Cape

Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, Western Cape

Along with the standard civil engineering challenges, the team have been faced with a particularly challenging task brought about by the steep topography of the site and the undesirable ground conditions. This coupled with a rainy winter season in 2020 has resulted in instability and the imminent slippage of the slopes to the east of the site.

The Lukhozi team has prepared a design for a retaining wall that is founded on a system of nearly 800 concrete piles.

The project is currently at construction phase with completion set for the first half of next year.

Construction of the gabion retaining wall at Imizamo Yethu

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