Clairwood Logistics Park

Invigorating Durban’s economy through catalytic Clairwood Logistics Park.

The Clairwood Logistics Park is one of Ethekwini Municipality’s catalytic projects; aligned to port extensions and re-invigoration of economic activity in the South Durban basin. The project was important – and challenging. Not only was it based on a difficult site, but was also set within a complex stakeholder environment.

By drawing on deep technical skills, connecting across traditional boundaries and collaborating with stakeholders, Zutari’s broad collective of in-house experts provided integrated results despite these challenges; bringing to life the potential of infrastructure to create growing economies and thriving communities.

Set on the geotechnically challenging site of the former Clairwood Racecourse in the Southern Basin of Durban, the project was further complicated by both natural and artificial wetlands, adjacent fuel and gas lines and existing municipal trunk sewer lines. The diverse needs of multiple stakeholders, including the client, local residents, government and adjacent businesses, added further nuance to the project.

Within this complex setting, Zutari was responsible for the design of the engineering infrastructure required for this important project. This included the internal road and services like water, sewer, stormwater, electrical services, fire reticulation and communications ducts. In addition, the existing trunk sewer was to be relocated, external roads, intersections and bridges upgraded, and the wetlands rehabilitated.

Maximising the potential of
infrastructure for economic growth.

Using innovative digital tools empowered the team to predict and plan for geological settlements on this complex site.

Delivering results on all project components, despite significant complexity, required Zutari to connect differently with clients, partners, and stakeholders; to draw on deep and diverse technical skills; to work smarter – using innovative geotechnical investigation and 3D modelling to predict and plan for geological settlements that would impact the project.

*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.
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