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NEWSFLASH: High Court Mpumalanga an Iconic Building

Whilst we are proud and honored to be involved in any project..this one is really special.

Yesterday, President Ramaphosa officially opened the High Court in Mpumalanga. 🇿🇦

In the words of the President, this ‘iconic’ building comprises of a four storey court and a four storey administration building including two levels of parking. The two buildings comprise a combined Total Building Area of about 31000 square meters.

Focus PM were appointed as Principal Agents/Project Managers for the entire development and was responsible for the integration of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management.

Well done to our team! 🤩

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#ProjectCompletionAnnouncement: Life Groenkloof Hospital

Focus PM was appointed as the Project Managers/ Principle Agent for the upgrade at the Life Groenkloof Hospital where the following additions were made:

  • Five New Theatres
  • One Future Theatre
  • New Pre-Op / Recovery Area (10 beds)
  • Plant room
  • New Parking facility
  • New Medical Gas Bank & VIE Bulk Oxygen Tank
  • Refuse Facilities
  • Extensive internal works to existing ‘live’ facility

The project was delivered on time and within budget beyond the Clients expectations. Detailed planning prior to and during construction by our meticulous Project Managers ensured this great achievement. Moreover, the Works were carried out in a ‘live’ environment where the operations of the hospital were minimally affected whilst balancing the challenge of multiple stakeholders. The skilful planning of our team ensured multiple services such as medical gas lines, stand-by generator power and theatre air-conditioning requirements were tied-in from new to existing services seamlessly. The official opening was held in August 2019.

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#NewProjectAnnouncement: Baraka Read Izinga Residential Development Breaking Ground

Focus PM proudly announce our involvement in the project and construction management of the new signature residential project, Baraka Read, located in the Izinga precinct in Umhlanga, KZN. Phase 1 of the project entails the construction of 22 luxury residences. The development was introduced at the beginning of 2019 – the full extent of the development is expected to roll out in phases.

The official opening of the project was held in August 2019 with a traditional sod-turning function….

We are looking forward to a mutually successful project for the entire professional team and client alike.

To find out more about this signature development, visit https://barakareadizinga.co.za/

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DOUBLEAWARDALERT: FOCUS PM has a month bigger than the OSCARS!!

PARK SQUARE, our flagship project in Durban, bagged a ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD’ for Technical Excellence at the 2019 Durban SAICE Awards. An incredible accolade for, not only, us as Project Managers, but our Client, NEDPORT DEVELOPMENTS  and the rest of the Engineering Team!

At the recent 2019 SAPOA Property Developments Award for Innovative Excellence, the category of Refurbishments for Retail was won by the EASTGATE RE-DEVELOPMENT AND CONTEMPORISATION Project located in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.  FOCUS was the Project Manager on this high-paced refurb project. A huge thanks to the entire professional team and contractor.

Massive kudus to all our FOCUS staff involved on these projects for achieving stellar returns on your dedication to our brand!

These projects and their execution are synonymous to the award-winning excellence that we strive for at FOCUS.

Focus and Loliwe Mandela Day Initiative 2019

On July 18, across our offices, in Johannesburg and Durban, a difference greater than geography, was collectively achieved in celebration of a man who is synonymous with the way we do business – Nelson Mandela.

In Durban we provided groceries to two children’s homes, Lakehaven Child and Youth Care Centre in Newlands East and St. Theresa’s Home in Sydenham whilst in Johannesburg we provided 30 grocery hampers to the Meals on Wheels Foundation for further distribution to our less fortunate.

We take immense pride in joining the world to pay homage to our national and international icon, Madiba. Whilst South Africa is plagued with many challenges, it is indeed a privilege to contribute towards Mandela Day, and to help make a fellow citizen’s day brighter.

FOCUS/LOLIWE – SAICE Mobile Labs Initiative 2019

In 2017 we launched this initiative (a collaboration between Focus, Loliwe Rail Solutions and the SAICE Durban branch) and are proud to announce that with the 3rd one in the bag – we have grown this initiative to include more for the kids of Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal.

In 2019, further to funding the chance for students (of 5 schools) to have their physical science experiments demonstrated to them by the qualified technicians of Midlands Community College, we arranged for the Grade 11 students to attend a career guidance workshop to assist in bridging the gap from transcending school life to the professional world. We noted the lack of know-how in this area  from the previous initiatives and decided it was much too integral to not meaningfully contribute towards improving.

Whilst Physics was the main order of the day, the Focus/Loliwe Team and SAICE committee members provided the students with answers to their questions regarding career choices, options for tertiary education and bursary information.

This initiative always gives us a sense of contribution and accomplishment second to none!

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Thank You Shimmy Beach

FOCUS-LOLIWE Networking Evening June 2019 – Cape Town

‘Twas a night of old friends, new ones and relationships being strengthened all round…

A massive Thank You again to our extended network of Clients and Guests for joining us and holding strong the tradition of the #LegendaryFocusAfterparty!

 

Westgate Shopping Centre – Food Court and Cinemas Refurbishment

FOCUS has delivered another Phase of the Master Development Programme for the Westgate Shopping Centre in Roodepoort on behalf of our Client Pareto Ltd. The Phase 2 Project valued at R 128 Million, included a refurbishment of the Food Court and Cinemas reached Completion in October 2018.

The upgrade and modernization of the Food Court and Cinemas has brought a fresh, new look and feel to the Centre. The Project achieved the following deliverables

  • Refurbishment of the Mall area and tenancies
  • Extension and refurbishment of existing Cinemas
  • Renovation of Entrance 4 of the Food Court
  • The over roofing project.

One of the many achievements of the project was Nandos, a core tenant of the Westgate Food Court, receiving an award for the best store in the country.

Congrats to the entire team yet again in allowing Westgate Shopping Centre to realize its true potential as a Super Regional Mall!

NEWS FLASH: SAICE KZN Golf Day 2018

The 2018 SAICE Durban Golf day was held at the Royal Natal Golf Club. FOCUS/LOLIWE is an avid sponsor at the event which sees business meet sport which makes for an all round memorable day.

This year was no different – our hole, the 11th, was frequented by familiar faces and newbies alike – all equally eager for a thirst quencher and snack…

Birdies, Bogeys, Eagles, the FOCUS tee box was the place to be!

Well done to SAICE Durban for another impressive golf day….and congratulations to the winners.

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