29° South

La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa


Dube TradePort is a 2840 ha development in La Mercy, Durban, which comprises the King Shaka International Airport, a TradeZone which is a specialist freight-orientated and multi-modal logistics platform, Dube City which is a modern Greenhub, home to Dube TradePort’s head office, other offices, 29° South, retail space and leisure facilities, as well as an AgriZone which is a high-tech agricultural development. Dube TradePort has been described as one of Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities.

This project entailed the development of 29° South, a five-storey office building situated in Dube City. The intention was to develop a world-class Grade P office complex which was designed to promote awareness of the impact that buildings have on the environment.


Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) was appointed to provide project management, construction supervision, and civil engineering services for the development of 29° South. In addition, Delta BEC compiled and submitted a Construction Environmental Management Plan and a Waste Management Plan.

The building, facing north-east, is characterised by an east and a west wing on either side of a central lift and comprises:

  • A basement with parking
  • Waste storage and sorting facilities
  • A data room
  • Rain water storage.

The ground floor houses the building entrance and ablutions, while floors 1–5 accommodate the offices and ablutions.

The roof top is a recreational space including:

  • Green roof with a lawn
  • Roof canopy
  • Braai facilities
  • Water features.

The entire complex measures approximately 6 000 m2.

CLIENT NAME: Dube TradePort

LOCATION: La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa


START DATE: March 2009

END DATE: February 2012