Commercial Renovations and Refurbishment
The project comprised of the renovation and large scale alteration of existing storage warehouses into a lettable storage component and a diamond cutting factory. The client, Julius Klein Diamonds Namibia, have existing operations in New York, Tel Aviv, and Johannesburg. The facility had to compare favourably to similar world class facilities internationally.
JKD Namibia won a bid for a license for the operation of a diamond cutting facility in Namibia. The license was granted on a provisional basis with the requirement that the facility be operational by March 2008. The professional team for the project was only appointed at the beginning of July 2007. As the completion of the facility within the required time was critical to the success of the project, work had to be done on an extremely tight time frame. Site handover was on 28 August, based on a Tender on a Provisional Bill of Quantities. Practical Completion was certified on 4 February 2008, a five-month construction period – four if the Builders Holiday was taken into consideration.