Plettenberg Bay Checkers shopping centre – Steel structure construction
The Plettenberg Bay Checkers shopping centre is classically designed and centered around a convenient parking area, lined with a wide selection of shops. The earthy colour palette and modernist profile of the building enhance the urban feel of the architectural design. The steel structure which was detailed and fabricated by R.A.W. Projects utilized over 90 tonnes of steel with exposed beams and roof supports as part of the architectural theme.
The design of the interior spaces of the shopping centre is very modern and open plan. With high ceilings and exposed ventilation ducts giving the centre a very urban architectural feel. The state-of-the-art Checkers store is designed with wider aisles and deeper shelves to improve the usability and customer experience.
R.A.W. Projects spend a lot of time and effort with our steel structure detailing as we believe that time invested in the planning stages of every structural project always results in a better construction workflow, cost efficiencies and allows us to complete structures on deadline.
R.A.W. Projects draughting and detailing department makes use of a visual 3D modelling package that provides the most accurate and integrated way to manage detailing of all the steel structures we manufacture and erect. Our structural design team is capable of getting to the bottom of complex structural design issues and arriving at inspired solutions that have a positive and innovative impact on all our steel structure projects.
The Plettenberg Bay Checkers shopping centre is an urban landmark in the Garden Route and R.A.W. Projects are proud to have manufactured and erected the steel structure.