Princess Plot Show Village
The Princess Plot Show Village, the first of six phases to be built at the proclaimed Township of Princess Ext 22 in Roodepoort will be bricked by Ocon Brick, and will comprise a combination of RDP, multi-storey rental units and semi-detached bonded houses as well as a sports field, businesses, a church, crèche, primary school and a multi-purpose centre.
The ‘Show Village’ phase, which began in August 2014, is part of a joint housing initiative by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and the City of Johannesburg, and is due to be completed in May 2016.
Group Five Housing Site Agent Johan Human said “This area, previously an informal settlement, will house 281 residential units. Due to the limited land space, these units will be multi-storey apartments totaling approximately 3,607 flats”.
“Ocon Brick has been contracted to supply 400,000 clay stock bricks for this project. This is the first time that I have worked with Ocon Brick, and I have been impressed with their delivery reliability, which on a project of this nature, is critical to our being able to organise that the secure storage of the bricks is aligned with their delivery. Additionally, being a government funded project, they offered us the best pricing for a quality product” said Human.
Mariana Lamont, Ocon Brick’s Regional Sales Manager commented “Government funded projects always seek the best pricing structures possible, and we believe that Ocon Brick consistently proves that we offer an extremely cost competitive product coupled with good quality and durability”.
Ocon Brick is one of South Africa’s largest clay brick manufacturers, and their clay stock bricks are known for their longevity and quality. The company can produce over one million fire resistant clay bricks per day, which also offer low water absorption properties, superior thermal insulation and a low carbon footprint.
Ocon Brick is part of the IS Group of companies which also includes Technicrete ISG and Rocla.