The Heads Shopping Centre
LYDENBURG (MASHISHING), MPUMALANGA
The developer, The Heads Trust, resolved to construct a 9090m² shopping centre with 15 050m² tenant parking to serve the expanding population in Lydenburg.
The site is situated adjacent to the approach road to the Long Tom Pass and apart from having a profound cross fall adjoining the Lydenburg main Water Reservoir site.
A platform (terrace) was prepared for the centre and a major retaining wall had to be constructed on the common boundary with the reservoir site. This proved to be a challenge as the stability of the reservoir had to be ensured during construction of the wall.
The building is a single storey, concrete formed structure with structural steel trusses and profiled steel roofing.
As a later addition, the anchor tenant required a mezzanine for storage and personal requirements.
The project was successfully completed within budget.