Delta BEC, together with a team of subconsultants, was appointed to oversee the development of the AgriZone, a high-value agricultural production facility located within Dube TradePort in La Mercy, Durban. The development consists of eleven construction areas and has been subdivided into a production, post-harvest, and a support component.
The production component includes a nursery, four greenhouses, a mushroom facility, and a tissue culture facility. The post-harvest component includes the respective packhouses associated with each of the production facilities. The support component of the AgriZone incorporates an office building, a clinic and canteen, the entrance facility, taxi rank as well as the irrigation reservoirs and ponds.
The goal of the development is to produce high-quality vegetables, mushrooms, a tissue culture laboratory, and cut flowers.
Delta BEC’s project management team ensured the successful completion of the project by coordinating and managing the different consultants in the following disciplines:
- Civil engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Structural engineering
- Quantity surveying
- Occupational health and safety.
Delta BEC was also responsible for the installation of a solar plant on the roof of Packhouse C and the Farmwise building at the AgriZone for the generation of electricity and exclusive use in particular facilities.