A leading provider of integrated design consultancy services across South Africa, with a history of more than 50 years, we partner with public and private sector clients, applying creative vision, technical excellence, interdisciplinary insight, and local expertise to solve their most complex challenges.
With offices in Centurion, Durban and Cape Town, our team of experts, supported by over 47,000 colleagues worldwide, has designed and overseen the construction of some of South Africa’s most prominent commercial and mixed-use developments, and complex infrastructure schemes. Our agile teams provide multidisciplinary services and offer specialist expertise to every scale or project: from large regeneration schemes to local community-led initiatives.
We connect across services and markets to deliver transformative outcomes, combining global expertise with local knowledge. From feasibility studies and detailed design, through to site supervision and construction, we support every stage of the development lifecycle, integrating sustainability and innovation in everything we do.
We are committed to delivering projects that close South Africa’s infrastructure gap and improve the quality of life of communities country wide.
Clients include the private sector; national, provincial and local government departments of housing, transport, water and public works; as well as parastatals across a range of sectors including telecommunications, ports, roads, railways, electricity and energy supply; and bulk water supply.
Architecture & Building Engineering
Our teams of architects, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers have extensive experience delivering assets for the healthcare, industrial, aviation, transportation and commercial sectors. They collaborate with leading specialists in acoustics, sustainability, seismic design, fire engineering, lighting design, security, façade engineering, building forensics, energy auditing, information technology and telecommunications to deliver cost-effective, functional, innovative buildings.
We design and supervise the construction of large-scale civil infrastructure projects for some of Africa’s largest private and public clients. Our service offerings are anchored by our transportation and water engineering expertise. Under transportation engineering, our experience covers aviation, roadways, bridges, rail lines, and ports and marine infrastructure. Our water engineering work includes water supply systems, hydropower, dams, irrigation and water resources.
We have been providing our Africa-based clients with cost consultancy advice for over 90 years. This longevity in the built environment market is a key differentiator and has allowed us to be involved in many exciting and prestigious projects that have influenced and changed the African landscape.
Our quantity surveyors and project managers are committed to effectively managing the amount of time and costs of our projects without jeopardizing excellence and quality through project execution. Our professional teams are particularly involved with commercial, retail, healthcare, education, financial and residential sector clients.
Our professionals deliver comprehensive solutions to environmental challenges associated with regulatory, business and operational concerns. We address environmental health and safety management, compliance and permitting issues associated with air quality, water, natural resources, habitat protection, site remediation and restoration. We also focus on societal and stakeholder issues surrounding each project.
We conduct site investigations; material investigations for linear structures; foundation designs; slope designs; slope analysis; design of retaining structures; underground excavations (including tunnels, caverns, adits and shafts); ground improvement measures and recommendation; numerical analyses; and the assessment of risk and mitigation measures for undermined and dolomitic areas.
Urbanism and Planning
We translate our clients’ ideas — whatever the scope, objective or location — into sharply focused, economically feasible projects that address their challenges through creative thinking, structured analysis and clear, concise communications.
Our masterplanning practice embraces cityscapes and landscapes, sustainable communities, regeneration, urban mobility, urban design guidelines and tourism. Our expertise is rooted in the land and its relations to the built form.
From creation to completion, we apply creative solutions to manage and minimize risks across the entire project life cycle.
As a global leader in program management, we use client-focused strategies to manage large-scale projects in transportation, infrastructure, environmental schemes, facilities, mining and minerals and energy installations.