V&A Waterfront

A new development in the heart of Cape Town

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, the historic landmark of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is definitely one of our most recognisable and breathtaking project locations.

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V&A Waterfront Project summary


V&A Waterfront Holdings

Key partner


Services provided

Project and programme management, Consult


Mixed-use development, Offices, Arts, Commercial, Commercial


South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Project timeline

Start date
January 2011

Project story

The project was split into phases, the first being the delivery of No. 1 and No. 2 Silo, a 22,000 square metre, mixed-use complex back in 2013. We managed this project from the initial feasibility and design through to enabling works and construction. We then project managed the fit out and relocation of one of the new tenants to the building.

The completion of this work was a significant milestone for the development as this was a technically demanding programme that included excavating reclaimed land from the coastline and the maintenance of a 90-year-old listed building - all within an existing working harbour.

Following the success of phase one, we were reappointed to continue as project manager on phase two, made up of Silo buildings 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as the heart of the masterplan, the Grain Silo Building. This historic building houses the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa, bringing the vast century-old building back into use. We also project managed the work for an internationally branded hotel which is also housed within the Silo Precinct; the Waterfront's eleventh hotel offering.

Mace Construction Team Onsite of V&A Waterfront Development, Cape Town - Mace Group

Project stats

23million visitors to the V&A Waterfront every year
6-star 'As Built' building from the Green Building Council of South Africa

Points of note

Setting a new standard for sustainability

To say sustainability was a priority is an understatement. No.1 Silo was awarded the first ever 6-star ‘As Built’ rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). No. 2 Silo also received a four-star Green Star SA Multi Unit Residential v1 Design Rating, the first residential development in South Africa to be assessed this way.

“To achieve these outstanding sustainability results is a reflection of the commitment of the whole team to finding a better way of designing and constructing the development and having the insight to see these ideas through.”

“We're creating a new standard for commercial and residential development in South Africa and Mace has not only met, but surpassed, our expectations. Together we've created a vibrant destination in Cape Town which is enjoyed by over 23 million visitors a year.”