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Pick'n Pay Matatiele

The Pick’n Pay Centre in Matatiele is complete and will open for trading in June 2011. The Centre consist of a new corporate Pick’n Pay store and Pick’n Pay Liqour, a Standard Bank branch as well as Captain Dorego’s, Alpha Pharm and Spec Saver stores and was completed in just under 6 months by the G5/Mark II Consortium headed up by Garth Denny and Mark Johnson who are experts in the field of Stand Alone Developments concentrating primarily on KZN and the Eastern Cape. The partnership also consist of three local businessman within Matatiele Brett Robertson, Jean Bouic and Mike Spriggs.

The Consortium is currently busy with 4 of these developments in various areas and will be expanding to other areas in Southern Africa in the near future. The architectural work of the PnP Centre was carried out by Michael Todd Architects of Durban aptly supported by the Structural Engineer, Mike Oldfield of Cousins Steel and Mannie Alvarrao of RWP. The Quantity Surveyors for the project were Andrew & Paul Butler of Butler & Butler and the main contract was carried out by Morgan Creek Properties represented by the Construction Director Richard Mohring. All financial modeling, arranging and legal contractual work was done by Garth Denny and Darron Johnson of G5 Specialised Finance and the project management was carried out by Mark Johnson of Mark II Project Managers. Risk Management was attended to by Mark Johnson and Garth Denny. Funding of the development was provided by Standard Bank.

Morgan Creek Properties together with the core of the professional team are carrying out the construction of other small speciality centres currently underway.

The Development Philosophy of the G5/Mark II Consortium is to involve local participation as much as possible. To this end wet trades were carried out by Derek Abrahams of Sammy Girl Construction a resident just outside Matatiele, speciality steel work by Matat FastFit Steel, Building Supplies by Boxer Build Matatiele and heavy duty electrical work by Andre & Sons Electrical CC. Other building materials were sourced locally with bricks from EG Concrete and Zincede Bricks, concrete delivered by Edendale Quarries.

MARK JOHNSON
Project Manager


Written by: Mani | Date Added: 10 May 2011