GIBB’s Property sector leverages the strength and capabilities of GIBB and SVA and allows the group to offer an integrated integrated and comprehensive building service offering. SVA International, one of Africa’s leading architectural firms, and a member of the GIBB Group of Companies and GIBB Engineering, jointly aim to provide comprehensive solutions to property developers and contractors clients.
GIBB’s Property sector retains a wide range of building service capabilities covering engineering capability, architecture, building electronics, health, safety, environmental and sustainability, town planning and urban planning, tenant management and building management systems. The vision and requirements of clients form a key element of the design process to ensure owners and building users derive value. The GIBB multi-disciplinary team sector designs mechanical, electrical, and public health systems required for safe, comfortable, sustainable, and energy-efficient installation and operation of modern buildings.
Led by SVA International, GIBB’s Property sector retains a range of building service capabilities covering engineering expertise, architecture, environmental and sustainability, urban design tenant management and building management systems. The vision and requirements of clients form a key element of the design process to ensure owners and building users derive value.
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– Geotech Investigations
– Traffic Impact Studies
– Environmental Authorisation and Advisory
– Urban Design
– Land Packaging
– Development Planning and Authorisation Facilitation
– Architecture and Building Systems Design and Advisory
– Infrastructure Engineering
– Municipal Engineering
– Sports and Leisure
– Conferencing and Convention
– Integrated Housing / Mixed Use
– Students Residence
– Hotel and Hospitality
– Hospitality & Conferencing
Selected Project Experience
Central Water Authority of Mauritius delegated Water Master Plan GIBB, together with GIBB Mauritius to provide a water master plan for the country.
The master plan entailed a range of investigations from an assessment of existing water resources to determents of water demand management and conservation strategies. This holistic project re-evaluated the island’s ageing water network, taking cognisance of the rapid growth in tourism in the country.
The project assessed the existing situation, updated present and predicts future water demands, reviewed existing resources and infrastructure, model of networks and identifies water loss. These analyses identified network rehabilitation and new infrastructure options.
Mont Bland Central Water Authority Mauritius
Mont Bland and Pitot du Milieu, Mauritius
Central Water Authority of Mauritius appointed GIBB (Pty), through partnership with GIBB Mauritius, to undertake technical reviews, study, and design.
Mont Bland Water Treatment Plant is situated in the southern part of the island. Tasks included the review and upgrade of the treatment plant and treatment process to ensure a safe water quality and quantity for domestic use.
This was especially pertinent during heavy rainfall when the turbidity of the raw water rises considerably, increasing the treatment capacity to a total of 15,000 m3/day. The treatment plant needed to treat raw water up to a turbidity of 400NTU.
GIBB’s tasks included a review of the treatment plant process to: ensure a safe water quality and quantity for domestic use and to increase the treatment capacity to a total of 50,000 m3 per day, thus enabling the treatment of raw water up to a turbidity of 400NTU.
Additionally, as required, GIBB ensured upgrading of the intake structure to provide adequate water transmission to the treatment plant; construction of a pipeline of appropriate carrying capacity for maximum flow from the intake structure to the treatment plant; and upgrading of Backwashing Tank and the aerators.
Central Water Authority Mauritius
Pont Lardier, Mauritius
The Central Water Authority delegated GIBB (Pty) Ltd, through the partnership of GIBB Mauritius, to design and prepare bid documents, and assist in the bidding process and bid evaluation for the Pont Lardier Water Treatment Plant situated in the eastern part of the island.
The project provided a more reliable water supply to the eastern part of Mauritius. The Central Water Authority achieved this through a new water treatment plant at Pont Lardier, with a service reservoir and associated works.
The works included construction of a river intake structure and a water treatment plant (capacity approximately 15,000 m3/day) at Pont Lardier on a design and build basis.
Sun Resorts LTD
SVAI, a subsidiary of GIBB, was appointed for the design of the 5 star luxury Long Beach Resort in Mauritius.
The design of the resort flows around a beach with the central piazza as the focus point. The architectural language explores tropical interpretations of contemporary urban themes, softened by natural forms, local detailing and materials.
Buildings integrate seamlessly with the resort’s extensive lush tropical gardens. The design required consideration of the stronger wind conditions on the east coast of the island, to which a flat roof concept was preferred for better protection from the weather and cyclone conditions.
The guest rooms were positioned along the beachfront and in crescent clusters to achieve the maximum sea views from all terraces. These clusters consist of single-storey rooms closer to the beachfront with elevated double-storeys behind.
These allow un-obscured sea views from all rooms. Additional facilities included a sport centre, gym, lap pool, youth club, spa, dive club, a 1 500 m² main pool with pool bar and restaurant as well as a 500 m² open air pool.
Rocky Real Estates, Mirage Leisure & Development
Le Morne, Mauritius
Situated on a pristine elongated beach front at the foot of the Le Morne Mountain, St. Regis is a picturesque French colonial hotel which draws memory from a bygone era of luxury.
The 174 key resort hotel crowns the luxury offering of the Starwood Hotel Group. Extensive research is reflected in the authenticity of details, spatial proportion and materials to root the architecture in Mauritian heritage.