PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Metrum was appointed to project manage the development of the new 300,000 m² Komatsu campus. This is one of the largest industrial campuses in the country.

CLIENT BRIEF

The client needed to consolidate their head office training centre, workshop and distribution centres onto a central property. The requirements of the new campus were substantial and complex. It needed the space, technology and capabilities for Komatsu to serve the mining, construction and utility markets in South Africa and southern Africa.

OUTCOME

The first phase of development, a 22,000 m² primary parts distribution centre, was completed in nine months. The warehouse has the largest joint-free floorspace in the country and its height spans 13 m from floor to eaves. The entire floor area is based on a post-tensioned cabling system comprising 132 km of steel cable. The second phase was the construction of the new Isando branch head office training centre and workshop which commenced in July 2017. The development was fully functional by November 2018. Phase three completion is scheduled for 2021.

Komatsu Warehouse, Isando, Johannesburg