The Department of Public Works has awarded two new contracts to construction group Liviero. At Roodeplaat Dam, near Pretoria, Liviero has started a R134-million contract to build bigger, better quarters for the SA Police Service’s canine crime fighters. CEO Neil Cloete elaborates: “Our contract to upgrade and extend the SAPS Dog School at Roodeplaat entails building new dog kennels, offices and a bulk food store. Repairs to the existing buildings will also be undertaken.”
With the site located at Roodeplaat Dam, environmental management is high on Liviero’s agenda, and Cloete stresses that a stringent environmental management plan will minimise the construction project’s impact on this ecologically sensitive area.
More than 1.3 million bricks will be used in this contract, along with 6 681m3 of concrete. It is scheduled for completion in February 2014.
A R131-million contract for the construction of a new police station at Madadeni, near the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Newcastle, has also been awarded to Liviero, and will be undertaken in a joint venture with local building company River Queen Trading.
This project includes the construction of a new double storey police station, as well as a cell block, storage block and accommodation comprising married and single quarters. It is due for completion in August 2014. The structures being built are face brick, with timber roofs and steel roof sheeting. A total of 4 400m3 of concrete, 2.2 million common bricks and 848 000 face bricks will be used.
Cloete says that Liviero is pleased to be working with local firm River Queen Trading on the new police station. “River Queen brings local knowledge to the party and Liviero brings the experience of more than 29 years in the construction industry, forming a formidable partnership to ensure the successful conclusion of the project.”
Job creation and training are important elements of Liviero’s new contracts, which, Cloete explains, fall under the Department of Public Works’ “Contract Participation Goal” (CPG) and “Expanded Public Works” programme, and feature stringent requirements in terms of community involvement, empowerment and the use of targeted enterprises such as SMMEs and black-owned businesses. “Liviero will achieve a CPG of 40% on both these contracts, which means that 40% of the contract works will be carried out by targeted enterprises,” he explains.
At Roodeplaat, the training of youth has been identified as a priority, and Liviero has set a target of 84 youth workers to be trained during the course of the 20-month contract in various construction disciplines.
ABOUT THE LIVIERO GROUP
Liviero is a 29-year-old family owned construction company that has grown into a national business delivering prestigious contracts throughout South Africa. Liviero is a level 2 BBBEE accredited contractor focused on the Building, Concrete, Roads & Earthworks and Open Cast Mining sectors of the construction industry.
The company, the first privately owned construction company to receive a 9GB CIDB rating, has a reputation for producing quality work under pressure and has the ability to react quickly to the ever-changing market.
Extensive plant facilities allow the Group to deliver on large scale contracts. Liviero, a diversified construction and engineering group, generates an annual turnover of around R1.4 billion. The diverse nature of the Group enables it to deliver construction and engineering solutions in the Civil Engineering, Building and Mining sectors. Showcase projects include work on the FNB Stadium, The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme and Gautrain.
Liviero is a passionate, entrepreneurial, aligned, private, family orientated, multidisciplinary construction group. Our mission is to add sustainable, real value for our stakeholders through strong relationships.
The Group’s vision is to be a sustainable, respected and proud brand. The Group values are:-
- Adaptive Flexibility
- Do What We Promise
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Passionate About Relationships
- Teamwork and Co-operation