GIBB’s Property Sector leverages the strength and capabilities of GIBB and SVA and allows the group to offer an 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.
Led by SVA International, 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 from our range of services. 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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Traffic Impact Studies.
Environmental Authorisation and Advisory.
Development Planning and Authorisation Facilitation.
Architecture and Building Systems Design and Advisory.
Sports and Leisure.
Conferencing and Convention.
Integrated Housing / Mixed Use.
Hotel and Hospitality.
Hospitality & Conferencing.
Selected Project Experience
- Cosmo City Integrated Township Development
- Eden Island
- Cape Town International Convention Centre
- The Sanctuary
- Several ACSA Projects
- Eswatini International Convention Centre
- Savanna City Integrated Housing Development
- Malibongwe Ridge Housing Development
- Klipriver Business Park
- Kenako Centre
- Matlosana Mall
- St Regis
City of Johannesburg – Private Developer Consortium
Gauteng, South Africa
GIBB acted as the lead consulting engineer for this project. It entailed the development of a mixed land use integrated township with a proposed 12 300 stands, which targeted low and middle income families. Cosmo City is the first fully-integrated housing development in South Africa.
Roads Eden Island Development Company
This project is unique: the island on which the housing development was constructed is man-made. This was done through the construction of a bund wall which was infilled with coral material from the sea and allowed 5 years to settle, after which vegetation was added.
A bridge was constructed to link Eden Island with Mahe Island. GIBB’s specific task for the Eden Island Project was to assist the client with a high income residential development on Eden Island.
Responsibilities included design of all civil infrastructure including roads, water, sewer and stormwater reticulation for the project.
Cape Town, South Africa
An extension to the current Cape Town International Convention Centre of 50,000 m2. Services included full architectural services.
Abacus Asset Management Pty Ltd
Somerset West, South Africa
New retail and mixed-use development of 36,000 m2. Services included full architectural services.
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
GIBB provided full services for several ACSA projects around the country.
Ministry of Economic Planning & Development
Provision of electronic services for the New International Convention Centre located in Enzulweni, Swaziland.
Savanna City Developments
Boksburg, South Africa
Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Professional Team Leadership, Project Management.
Basil Read Developments
Gauteng, South Africa
Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Professional Team Leadership and Project Management.
City Square (Basil Read Developments)
Gauteng, South Africa
Klipriver Business Park is a 270 ha Business Park located at the intersection of the R59 and R550. The development consisted of industrial, commercial and retail sites. GIBB provided civil services planning for the total development and the detailed design and supervision for Phase 1.
Prosperito Shoprite Checkers
Eastern Cape, South Africa
SVAI, a subsidiary of GIBB, was appointed for the design of the 23 000 m2 Shoprite Checkers in the Kenako Centre in Port Elizabeth.
The emphasis was for the design to enhance the experience of the pedestrian and patrons using the walkways and entrances between the existing buildings and retail malls. The building opens to a very active Uitenhage Road, resulting in visible entrances and parking.
The site is close to major facilities, including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Missionvale Campus, the Eastern Cape Training Centre and the Dora Nginza Hospital.
Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa
The JSE-listed REIT Redefine invested approximately R1 billion to develop Matlosana Mall with Abacus Asset Managers as developer and leasing manager. SVAI, a subsidiary of GIBB, was tasked with the design of a 65 000 m2 GLA regional mall in the town of Klerksdorp.
The site is roughly 20 ha in area, flanked on the north side by the N12 highway and, on the south ,by a seasonal wetland. The mall was designed to accommodate 265 shops, 6 movie theatres, a gym, an office component on the first floor.
Additionally, there is a food court surrounded by fast food outlets and restaurants, which include inside and covered outside sitting areas. The mall design won the SAPOA Shopping Centres Category A Award in 2015.
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.