Lion’s Hill, Tamboerskloof

Lion’s Hill, Tamboerskloof

The construction of civil engineering, electrical and ancillary services at erf 1526, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Lions Hill Estate will be located high on the slopes of Lions Hill, in Tamboerskloof, in Cape Town.  The location of Lions Hill Estate will provide panoramic views across the Table Bay, the CBD, Signal Hill and across Table Mountain and Devils Peak.

Client: Lions Hill Development Company (Pty) Ltd
Contract value: R 38,500,000
Duration: 9 months
Completed: due March 2021

Overview of the Project

The Ridge Estate is located on the slopes of Lions Hill, in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town and provides stunning panoramic views across Table Bay, the CBD, Signal Hill and onto Table Mountain and Devils Peak. This development encompasses a security estate of 26 exclusive residential plots, combining privacy, security and convenience with amenities such as sports fields and schools nearby.

Scope of Work

The civil engineering construction works included site clearance and earthworks, demolition and removal of existing structures, and felling trees and removal of stumps.

This was followed by laying of water supply pipelines, stormwater and sewer pipelines and installation of services ducts for telecoms, fibre and data service providers. Services were completed with connections to the existing networks.

The construction of the estate roads, parking areas and sidewalks was undertaken following the earthworks and services and were finished with segmented paving and permeable paving.

Structures includes building guardhouses at De Hoop Road and Quarry Hill Road entrances, and large sections of retaining walls including reinforced concrete retaining walls, gabion retaining walls, and stone faced retaining walls. The site was completed by installation of security fences and landscaping.

Challenges & Successes

The steepness of the terrain created some challenge but the earthmoving plant soon overcame any issues and created solid working platforms. To stabilise the exposed surfaces of the steep cut faces straw stabilisation of disturbed areas was implemented and stabilised the slopes efficiently.

Strict controls on noise were a part of the contract due to the proximity to the Cape German School. Dust and noise levels were kept within the allowable limits by ensuring plant engine covers were fitted and secured. Local residents also required consideration and liaison with the community is a central factor in the smooth running of this project.

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