Newtown City Lodge bricked by Ocon
One can find a City Lodge in practically every major centre throughout South Africa, they are renowned for providing affordable and comfortable accommodation while still supplying a quality offering. After a successful collaboration with Ocon Brick on the Waterfall City Lodge Hotel development at the Waterfall Park Office Complex near Midrand, Archstone Construction again chose Ocon Brick to supply clay stock bricks for the latest City Lodge in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Siegfried Peters, Site Manager for Archstone Construction said “Ocon Brick was selected for the Newton City Lodge project due to their reliable service. With the project being in Newton, which is a key access point to the inner city nearby suburbs, it was essential that traffic disruption was kept to a minimum. We could not have deliveries, for example, in the late afternoon. Ocon Brick worked with us to avoid this problem, and delivered the clay stock bricks to our scheduling and always on time”.
“Ocon Brick supplied nearly 900,000 clay stock bricks for the City Lodge project, and since they are a premium product, this was most certainly offset by their ability to deliver the large quantities of clay stock bricks we required and when we required them. The service that Ocon Brick offered us is unparalled. We have in the past battled to source the quantities needed from other suppliers” commented Peters.
“We are acutely aware of the constraints under which some of our customers have to operate. Logistics can become complex when having to ensure little to no traffic disruptions in the delivery of our clay stock bricks. In the case of the Newton City Lodge project, it was essential that we made deliveries as easy as possible for Archstone Construction. Our timing was critical in ensuring that such large quantities of our product arrived on site when required. I am pleased we succeeded” said Mariana Lamont, Regional Sales Manager for Ocon Brick.
The Newton City Lodge project started in September 2014 and is due for completion in November 2015.
Ocon Brick has supplied other major projects such as the Cradlestone Mall, near the Cradle of Humankind; 90 Rivonia Road, Sandton; the German Embassy, Pretoria; Princess Plot Show Village, Roodepoort and Zamokuhle Hospital in Tembisa.
Ocon Brick is part of the IS Group of companies which also includes Technicrete ISG and Rocla, and was recently awarded their 7th PMR Award based on their superior service and delivery record.