29 May 2019

Significant progress has been
made with the beachfront promenade extension to ensure it is launched in time
for the 2019 festive season, reports Northglen

The project is a catalyst
to the R35-billion Point Waterfront development to be undertaken in three
phases over the next five to 10 years.

Project manager Afika Ndima said
the city looked set to meet this target as finding “the rhythm” in 2019 had
been an easy task, having ended 2018 on a positive note with seven of the 10
level two (suspended floor slabs) concrete zones being completed.

The first quarter of 2019 has
seen the casting of the remaining three zones with work on the amphitheatre and
pedestrian ramps and bridges commencing as the project is fast nearing

Internal Fit-out and fire
protection works are on the brink of completion, as is the installation of bulk
services in the built-up channels.

“Next will be the planting of
dune vegetation and landscaping, which softens the concrete structure and its
surrounds while acting as the first line of defence for windblown sand and wave
run-ups,” said Ndima.

Driving seaward within the Point
Precinct, the public will notice contractors placing road markings, which
signals the nearing of completion of the project.

Contractors are working around the clock to ensure a sequencing of all the subcontracting works being undertaken on site. Residents will continuously be updated on the progress made on the project.

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