Kwikspace News

  • Kwik, safe modular classrooms for Ngcobo school

    Thousands of schools across the country lack the infrastructure necessary to provide learners with the quality education which they are legally entitled to receive. School infrastructure is still largely inadequate. Kwikspace has been sub-contracted to provide 13 modular classrooms for the 450 high school learners at Sitoza Senior Secondary School in Upper Gqobonco, Ngcobo, in the Eastern Cape.

    According to South African education Norms and Standards, each classroom must accommodate between 35 and 40 learners per class. This is the size of Kwikspace’s modular classrooms. “The standard modular classroom is 49 – 56 m²,” says Glen Moss, Area Manager for Kwikspace Eastern Cape. Kwikspace classrooms come standard with two chalkboards, pin boards at the back of the class, electrical fittings and plug points.

    The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape will be building a new brick and mortar school for these 450 learners and Alex Maintenance was contracted to supply the classrooms. In order to avoid any disruption of schooling, Kwikspace was sub-contracted to provide modular classrooms that are an innovative, cost-effective, flexible way to provide necessary space in a hurry.

    Kwikspace’s innovative prefabricated mobile units deliver safe, fast, hygienic modular building options for any school requirement. They are rapidly deployed and easily transported. “With a lifespan of up to 30 years, Kwikspace modular classrooms provide long-term spaces to learn and grow”, says Moss.

  • Kwikspace assists Curro Rosen Castle provide education and care

    Kwikspace, Africa’s leading prefabricated building solutions provider, supplied Curro Rosen Castle nursery school with a 8 m x 7 m double-wide classroom to accommodate up to 25 children at the Cape-based school. It was fitted with air conditioners, white boards and pin boards, which are add-on features to Kwikspace’s mobile classrooms.

    “The whole project, from the planning to seeing it come together smoothly was wonderful for us,” says Mico Botha, Kwikspace Branch Manager, Western Cape. “Watching our teams in action to get the unit in the place, and notice the smiles on the customers’ faces once the unit had been installed makes our work special.”

    Curro Rosen Castle prides itself on their culture of making young children feel connected, safe, stimulated and celebrated. Kwikspace is proud to be part of that experience.

  • Kwikspace contracted to provide onsite amenities at Eastern Cape wind farm

    Kwikspace’s experience and expertise in the provision of prefabricated modular buildings for the wind energy sector has helped land the contract to supply site camp facilities to Nxuba Wind farm near Bedford in the Eastern Cape, developed by Enel Green Power.

    Subcontracted by the appointed contractor Power Construction, Kwikspace supplied the wind farm with 20 modular buildings. Designed for use as kitchen facilities, ablutions and office space, all units were anchored and supplied with window blinds, burglar bars and air conditioners.

    There are 16 office units in total, five of them measuring 3 m X 12 m and 11 of them 3 m X 6 m. Of these, three of the 3 m X 6 m are for use by the developer, and all other office and facilities units are used by Power Construction.

    In support of Government’s Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPP), Kwikspace has increased its supply of mobile units to the renewable energy industry, particularly in the Eastern and Northern Cape, helping projects to get up and running quicker. Kwikspace has previously provided solutions at Kouga, Grassridge, Amakhala, Njoli and Gibson Bay wind farms.

    Kwikspace was the first contractor on site when the project commenced. “We formed close relationships with local and international companies that are based on site for the project duration,” says Glen Moss, Eastern Cape Area Manager. “As a result, Kwikspace now has four additional onsite clients which, between them, require 20 more relocatable modular buildings. This brings the total number of units for the Nxuba Wind farm project to 40.”

    The 18-month rental agreement runs from November 2018 to May 2020.

  • Kwikspace supplies temporary solutions to growing SA business

    Kwikspace provided a temporary building solution for an international brewery in Gauteng during the facility’s expansion project. It rented 26 park homes for use at the brewery as office and ablution facilities during the expansion.

    Site safety is a very important consideration and Kwikspace needed to satisfy the brewery’s stringent health and safety standards before it was able to deliver its units. Kwikspace maintained a presence on site throughout the project with continuous engagement and site surveys to ensure ongoing safety of the site.

  • Kwikspace helps upgrade school in the Northern Cape

    In line with the National Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated School’s Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI) programme, schools across the country are being upgraded. ASIDI affects all schools constructed from inappropriate materials like mud and asbestos, as well as those without sanitation, electricity and water, in an effort to make them safe and conducive to learning and teaching.

    Kwikspace has been involved in many school upgrade and expansion projects in Gauteng, the Free State, and the North West provinces. Now, for the first time, Kwikspace is providing temporary classrooms, ablutions and offices for a school upgrade in Kimberley, Northern Cape. This is to facilitate learning and other necessary space while the school revamp project is underway. The project is two-fold: knock down unsafe structures and those that negatively affect the health of the learners, and rebuild and expand these structures to add capacity to the school.

    In a process of ‘school decanting’, Kwikspace was contracted to provide temporary structures on site at the school while construction is underway. “While parts of the school are a building site, we provide clean, safe, comfortable classrooms and ablutions so the teaching syllabus is not interrupted and the learners are safe,” says Kwikspace Rental Account Manager, Claude Naidoo. Kwikspace provided a total of 23 units to the school in a turnaround time of only four weeks. “We provided 18 classrooms, a staffroom and kitchenette, as well as teacher and learner ablutions,” says Naidoo. The contract runs for 16 months.

    As a market leader in alternative building solutions, expanding its footprint to other provinces is in line with the company’s expansion objectives. “We believe that you never know if the next president of the country is sitting in one of our buildings or classrooms,” says Naidoo. Kwikspace field agent in Kathu is in contact with the school and the project team. He will conduct regular site visits and inspections during the projects’ duration. According to the Department of Basic Education, “Every child is a national asset”. “The constitution provides that every child has the right to an education and we provide safe, comfortable spaces for kids to learn and grow,” says Naidoo. Kwikspace classrooms come fitted with at least seven windows to provide natural lighting and include air-conditioners for the comfort levels of the learners and teachers. ASIDI schools are helping to restore dignity and pride for people who been deprived of facilities for far too […]

  • Kwikspace and the City of Joburg: Increasing access to health care

    Kwikspace has partnered with the City of Johannesburg to increase access to healthcare with its supply of prefabricated, modular clinics for several healthcare projects to date. This has resulted in realising new centres in Alexander’s Riverpark Clinic, Soweto, Eldorado Park Extension 9, Fine Town’s Mountain View Clinic, Joubert Park and Tembisa’s Thuthukani Clinic. This is in line with the City’s strategy to eradicate substance abuse and other related social ills.

    Kwikspace has manufactured and delivered double-wide clinics ranging from 27 m2 to 210 m2 per building including consulting rooms, nursing stations, drug storage rooms, filing rooms, kitchens and ablution facilities to sites chosen by the City for pre-natal clinics and substance abuse rehabilitation centres. As the leader in prefabricated building technology, Kwikspace provides fast, efficient solutions and its plug-and-play model ensures clinic services are immediately available. Park homes for these projects have been manufactured and delivered in under six weeks.

    The City of Johannesburg’s model is to provide treatment, psycho-social and medical services within the community environment in safe, comfortable and accessible facilities. Kwikspace’s comprehensive prefabricated building solutions provide excellent insulation and high levels of comfort combined with low maintenance, easy-to-clean panels. “Our units are moisture and insect resistant and fire retardant,” says Phatlane. “They have superior thermal properties and their noise-reduction properties make them ideal for busy areas like clinics.” All the buildings that Kwikspace has provided for these projects are suitable for people with disabilities, and have air conditioners, blinds and lockable storage for medications, as well as burglar proofing and security gates.

    Kwikspace has over 50 years’ experience in prefabricated construction. Its building technology is Agrément South Africa and SANAS-certified and delivers a minimum life of 20 years. “We are proud to be part of Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba’s broader vision to provide primary health services throughout the city that are accessible, equitable, effective and efficient,” says Phatlane.

    The next substance abuse treatment clinic will be in Davidsonville.

  • Kwikspace classrooms for Sunbake Back-to-School promo winners

    Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Pty) Ltd was selected by Sunbake to manufacture and supply classrooms for three separate schools. The schools were winners of the Sunbake Back-to-School Competition 2019, which ran from 7 January to 31 March 2019, with winners determined by the number of nominations for their school. The wining schools were awarded a classroom each and R10 000 worth of stationery. They are: Celani Primary in Hazyview and Tiga Primary in Mbombela Rural, both in Mpumalanga, and Nelsonskop Primary in Marapong, Lephalale, Limpopo Province.

    Kwikspace manufactured and delivered double-wide prefabricated classrooms, each of which comfortably accommodates up to 45 school children. In addition to ensuring adequate ventilation and lighting, Kwikspace equipped the classrooms with blackboards, pin boards and the necessary plug points to power electrical teaching aids.

    Mo Gaibee, Brand Manager, Sunbake, says that Sunbake selected Kwikspace based on its professionalism, quality, price, product safety and turnaround time. “Kwikspace provided us with all the assistance needed. Even when we were in the conceptualisation stage, they provided floor plans, dimensions, delivery criteria – everything we needed to ensure we could deliver on our competition promise. Towards the end of the competition, they held our product in storage at no extra cost, allowed us to complete the Sunbake branding on their premises and delivered and erected the classrooms precisely to our schedule.”

    “The look of joy on the principals’, teachers’ and learners’ faces on receipt of the classrooms is difficult to describe,” Gaibee enthuses. “Experiencing this absolute delight from our major winners made all the hard work leading up to, during and after the competition more than worthwhile.”

    2019 marked the seventh consecutive year that Sunbake has run the Back-to-School Competition. The competition focus recently changed from individual educational prizes to that of major prizes to benefit the community. In 2017 the major prize was a sports field and in 2018 container libraries were the grand prizes. “The Sunbake brand is about giving back to the community,” Gaibee points out. “We feel this to be a far better contribution to our country’s education system than individual educational prizes where only some benefit.”

    In excess of 350 000 competition entries representing more than 960 schools were received, with the number of entries per school determining the winners. Sunbake arranged special ceremonial events at each of the schools, where company representatives conducted a ribbon-cutting and key hand-over ceremony with school representatives and school-goers.

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  • Kwikspace partners with Limpopo DOE to serve over 900 schools

    The Limpopo Department of Education has awarded a three-year contract for new modular buildings to Kwikspace. The company will manufacture and deliver brand new units, and relocate existing modular units to over 900 schools throughout Limpopo’s Sekhukhune district over the period. The deployment of these units forms part of the Limpopo Province’s three-year expansion project to increase school capacity throughout the province, which comprises five districts.

    For the 2019/2020 financial year, 36 double-wide Kwikspace units have been constructed and delivered to 12 schools around the district. An additional 124 new units will be delivered to 35 schools up to March 2020, and 149 existing double-wide classrooms will be relocated to over 50 schools. Reallocation of the mobile classrooms is determined by the Department and based on individual school’s enrolment statistics. This ensures that primary, high, combined, as well as farm schools will equally benefit from the Limpopo Province school expansion project.

    The new units are a combination of classrooms, administration office blocks and ablution facilities, with the latter including separate boys’ and girls’ bathrooms and combined male/female ablutions for teachers. The classrooms consist of Kwikspace’s standard double-wide units, which measure 7m X 8m and each can cater for up to 42 children. The admin blocks are double-wide 18 metre-long units and all ablution facilities are single-wide units (3 m wide) that are 9 metres in length.

    “A feather in our cap is the local economic development component of this project,” says Kgakgamatso Phatlane, Kwikspace Government Sector Manager. “We briefly alleviated some economic strain in the local community by providing temporary employment for eight people per site for the first 36 classrooms. These were installed at 12 schools, which translates to 96 community members employed on short-term contracts.”

    Phatlane points out that, as a result of the type of work required, the contracted labourers received skills development training in the areas of basic electrical reticulation, fencing and minor civil works.

    “We have a specified roll-out plan for the new units and are guided by the Department as far as the when and where of the classroom relocations are concerned,” he concludes. “Wherever we are able to do so, we will employ locally to aid with the labour and simultaneously upskill them within the tasks they are employed to complete.”

  • Kwikspace to promote new standard products range at Cape Construction Expo 2019

    Kwikspace will be exhibiting at the annual Cape Construction Expo on 11 and 12 September 2019 at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino, Cape Town. This marks the second time the modular building manufacturer is exhibiting at this industry-renowned exhibition, and this year will showcase its standard products for rental and purchase.

    Kwikspace recently streamlined its products to provide a standard product offering, enabling off-the-shelf solutions for offices, accommodation, ablutions, classrooms and kitchens. “The introduction of this range means that Kwikspace can now produce even better quality products in less time”, says Mico Botha, Cape Town Area Manager, Kwikspace.

    In addition to the construction industry, Kwikspace is targeting the agriculture, commercial and general industries, as well as the government sector – especially with regards to education, healthcare and housing.

    “Kwikspace is the market leader and we are positioning ourselves to produce our standard product offering at best value,” Botha explains. “We are also now focussed on material supply to the market as we believe that there is huge opportunity in DIY construction and B2B supply. We are extremely proud of our top-quality products and exceptional service, and we are working closely with Government and the City of Cape Town to provide lasting and quality modular buildings to the people of the Western Cape.”

    Also part of Kwikspace’s exhibition is the promotion of its channel partnership with Kaap Agri, which sees Kwikspace’s products and services available in all national Kaap Agri stores.

  • Kwikspace serves Western Cape education with 26 mobile classrooms

    Partnering with the Department of Public Works (DPW) as a selected preferred supplier in the Western Cape, Kwikspace is assisting DPW to improve school infrastructure with 26 mobile classrooms and two ablution units. Kwikspace is currently involved in three task orders as part of its ongoing commitment to safe education.

    The Department of Basic Education has a mandate to eradicate inappropriate structures in schools, specifically unsafe classroom structures and asbestos classrooms. The need for school infrastructure support is overwhelming and Kwikspace takes great pride in being able to provide safe spaces for children to learn and grow.

    Kwikspace’s modular prefabricated buildings are as comfortable as traditional buildings and its panels are easily cleaned, hygienic and require low maintenance. High-quality polyurethane injected panels provide excellent thermal insulation and noise reduction with a lower carbon footprint – the perfect classroom to foster learning and development. “Our mobile classrooms comfortably accommodate 40 learners and are effective in preventing dust, water and insects, making them an ideal mobile learning environment”, says Mico Botha, Kwikspace Regional Manager, Cape Town.

    Soon, learners in Mitchells Plain, Imboniselo, Orchard, Scottsville, Charlton and Sibabalwe will be learning in new, safe modular mobile classrooms and have brand new ablution facilities that are safe, dignified and hygienic.

    Lighting, electrical plug points for teaching aids, blackboards and pin boards are supplied standard with all modular school buildings and all the required cabling comes standard with each Kwikspace modular prefabricated classroom and ablution unit. From site preparation to hand-over, Kwikspace’s modular, prefabricated units are rapidly deployed and have a lifespan of up to 30 years.

    Kwikspace’s efficiency, quality products and exceptional service make them the preferred supplier for the Department of Public Works in the Western Cape for all their school needs.

  • The ultimate space for the ‘ultimate human race’ – from Kwikspace

    Kwikspace sponsored two single-wide (6 m X 2.4 m) prefabricated relocatable units for use as time-keeper offices at this year’s Comrades Marathon and another single-wide unit, which was used to house the Marathon’s co-ordinating staff.

    Positioned a few metres from the finish line, the Kwikspace time-keeping offices were fitted with air conditioning units ensuring a comfortable temperature for time-keepers to do their work. Burglar bars were added to the windows, which allowed Marathon officials to set up everything needed prior to the event, knowing that any valuable equipment would be secure if left overnight. The co-ordinators’ office was similarly equipped.

  • Providing Kwik solutions for mining

    Kwikspace, Africa’s largest manufacturer of prefabricated modular buildings with over 45 years’ experience, has supplied mines throughout Africa with both temporary and permanent accommodation. The Kwikspace product offering ranges from temporary facilities during green or brown field projects to permanent facilities such as offices, clinics, kitchens, canteens, control rooms, ablutions and accommodation, Kwikspace offers fast, innovative solutions for any mine accommodation requirement.

    “Delayed start-ups and downtime on any project is counterproductive, costly and should be prevented says Andre Prinsloo, Kwikspace Rentals Executive. It is here where Kwikspace plays a pivotal role. As a result of the manufacturing capacity and expertise, clients ordering Sales units are assured of a quality product, timely delivery and a great experience. In fact, there is no other company in sub-Saharan Africa with the manufacturing capacity to service orders across the continent within tight delivery deadlines.

    In addition to the Sales units Kwikspace also offers a Rental solution. According to Prinsloo some of the advantages on the Rental side include a reduction in capital expenditure, flexibility, scalability and rapid deployment. Rental units are typically deployed within 5 to 10 days from date of order. As the market leader, Kwikspace has the largest Rental fleet in sub Saharan Africa and offers Rental solutions throughout South Africa.

    Due to the fleet size Kwikspace can accommodate significant orders ranging from short term projects such as maintenance shutdowns or long term accommodation camps in a range of market segments ranging from mining, construction, Oil & Gas, Education and Health Care. In certain sectors some clients will increase their maintenance staff by ten to twelve thousand people for a single shutdown. Kwikspace has the ability to handle this kind of volume and supplies a range of offices, ablutions and shutdown centres to accommodate the influx of people. In addition to the Rental buildings Kwikspace also provides furniture and equipment that are supplied as a Rental or outright purchase option.

    With five branches strategically located across South Africa, Kwikspace has the capacity to assist with high-volume orders for mobile buildings required for camps, special events, ablutions and offices. With our track record of successful projects, we strive to remain the first port of call for our clients.