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Sitari Country Estate

Sitari Country Estate was awarded the Best Residential Development in Africa 2016/2017 at the International Property Awards. The development offers 3150 residential luxury and premium apartments, village homes and country homes.

Somerbosch - Cavalli Stud Farm

Bio-diversity, sustainability and energy efficiency were key features in the development of this estate. New roads and a level platform created for the construction of farm buildings left cut slopes which had to be safely retained.

Specified retaining walls to be built with Rock Face precast concrete blocks for their stable, low-maintenance attributes and their sandstone colouring which matched the surrounding soil. Over time the retaining walls were covered in indigenous shrubs while the adjacent areas were shielded with trees, perenials and ground cover.

In addition, permeable hard Lawn layers were installed on some of the roads to handle stormwater run-off and to add a green element to the roads which would otherwise have been hard paved or tarred.

The paving blocks were laid on a 150mm layer of sub-base material included core drainage. Voids in the pavers encourage stormwater infiltration and the replenishment of ground water, and contain top soil for growing grass and other vegetation.

Discipline: Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering

Location: Stellenbosh,off the R44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Description: Construction of civil engineering services for Cavalli, Stud Farm, Stellenbosch

Client: Studfarm II Trust

Value: R70 million

Key Features: Design and Supervision of the Civil Engineering Services. Extensive landscaping including a pond feature at the restaurant. Sewers are treated on site with no expulsion into the existing municipal reticulation with treated water being used to irrigate the gardens.

Duration: 2011 – 2014.

Sitari Lifestyle Estate

Element Consulting Engineers has been proudly supplying Civil Engineering Services for the Sitari Lifestyle Estate Project since its inception by UVEST Property Group in 2011.  

This new property development in Somerset West, Cape Town,  offers 3150 residential luxury apartments, turn-key village homes and country homes complete with an exclusive Curro School and shopping centre a short distance away... A residential opportunity where technology works in perfect partnership with nature, allowing residents to experience the true meaning of intelligent and connected living.

Construction started in April 2014 and looks to be completed in 2020.