Construction at a new, upmarket 20-storey serviced apartment block on the corner of Cape Town’s Pepper, Loop and Long Streets is well underway.
A total of 233 apartments, ranging from studios to luxury duplex units and penthouses, will be built at a cost of R119m. “The amenities include a fitness centre, laundry and cleaning services, swimming pool and sun-deck, private movie theatre, 24-hour security, undercover parking and a concierge to attend to residents’ every indulgent need,” explains Mark Belman, business development director at Grinaker-LTA Building Cape.
The contractor is undertaking the construction of the apartment block’s external shell, including a traditional concrete structure, external facades and external waterproofing, as well as the internal division walls, including door frames, plaster, floor screeds and the first fix of plumbing, drainage and electrical. The complete installation of the mechanical ventilation, sprinklers, fire protection, roof construction, lift installation, swimming pool, timber deck and the fire door installation will also be undertaken.
Some 700,000 bricks will be used in the construction project, as well as 16 600 m3 of concrete and 881 tons of reinforcing.