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Waters Edge

Project data

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Waters Edge is a high-rise residential development, overlooking the Intaka Island wetlands reserve and surrounding waterways.  It is being built on the banks of a canal at a cost of R350 million. The building will back onto Canal Walk shopping centre and will offer basement parking with direct access to the apartments via two lift lobbies.

Completion is scheduled for late-2017.


Waters Edge is an eight-storey building of 144 apartments. It is built on a plinth, which elevates the height of the structure by two floors and allows for pedestrian movement and landscaping of the ground level plaza. The columns on which the building is perched were inspired by the manmade heronries in Intaka Island, while the sculptured building form is shaped by the contours of the canal.


Group Five Coastal; BC Scaffolding

Customer's benefit

The PERI team were able to deliver the complex solution to support the special architectural features designed by Munnik Visser Architects.

Bruce Lorimer
Owner, BC Scaffolding

Excellent product with great support.

PERI solution

The W-columns, the highest of which is almost 10 m, were made by lining PERI TRIO with the W-column shape cnc, cut out of plywood. Steel box-outs pushed out against the ply were connected with push-pull props.  Other PERI formwork used included SKYDECK for decking and soffits; MULTIPROPS for double volume support under the SKYDECK; QUICKSTAGE for support of triple volume transfer beams; DOMINO for shafts and VARIO to shaft circular areas.