Concor News Articles

Concor Boosts Safety And Targeted Enterprises In Eastern Cape Road Project

Safety of both pedestrians and motorists has been boosted by Concor Infrastructure’s rehabilitation of the R75 double-carriageway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, while the project has had considerable positive spinoff for local small targeted enterprises. The project, which began in May 2017, includes the implementation of various road safety measures on Section 1 – which stretches for 13 kilometres – of this well-used national route. According to South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited [...]

New player on the block throws weight behind Boks, RWC 2023 bid

Cape Town - The Southern Palace Group of Companies this year invested in the Springboks for the next three years and recently also added their considerable corporate weight to the South African 2023 Rugby World Cup bid. But who exactly are the Southern Palace Group? There is no doubting the Springbok player’s intention in Bloemfontein, post the 27-all draw with the Wallabies, when he made the effort to approach members of the Southern Palace Group [...]

Change of ownership and company name

The sale of the Murray & Roberts’ Infrastructure and Buildings businesses (“Murray & Roberts Construction”) was unconditionally concluded and transferred to a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group on 5 May 2017. This follows the announcement of the sale of Murray & Roberts Construction in November 2016. Murray & Roberts Construction has subsequently been renamed and re-branded as Concor. The business units within the Company have, of course, also assumed the new name.

Southern Palace Group-led consortium acquires Murray & Roberts Infrastructure & Building businesses (Engineering News)

Murray & Roberts and Southern Palace Group today announced the purchase of the Murray & Roberts Southern African Infrastructure & Building (“I&B”) businesses, by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies (Proprietary) Limited (“Southern Palace”).  The fully-funded purchase consideration is R314 million. (Retrieved from Click here to read more

Southern Palace outlines vision for radically transformed M&R infrastructure unit (Engineering News)

The newly black-owned construction company conceived from a R314-million sale agreement between engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) and black-empowered Southern Palace Group aims to build on its 115-year heritage to become a “leading, Tier 1, infrastructure player in South Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa” by tapping into key opportunities on the continent. (Retrieved from Click here to read more

Murray & Roberts Buildings Secures Skukuza Safari Lodge Project (Engineering News)

Murray & Roberts Buildings has been awarded the R200m contract to construct the new Skukuza Safari Lodge for the South African National Parks Board (SANParks). Rui Santos, managing director of the company which is now part of the Southern Palace Group, says the company is thrilled to have secured this prestigious project which is being built within the existing Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP). Santos says the 128 bedroom three star [...]

Murray & Roberts Buildings Awarded Makro Riversands Contract (Engineering News)

The new Makro Riversands store in Fourways will be constructed by Murray & Roberts Buildings for Century Riversands Developments. Murray & Roberts Buildings is a division of Murray & Roberts Construction which is being purchased by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies and which will create the first major black-owned infrastructure and building construction business in South Africa. Rui Santos, managing director of Murray & Roberts Buildings, says the project site [...]

Murray & Roberts Western Cape, Metle polish Bantry Bay’s glittering jewel (Coralynne & Associates’ Press Office)

Bantry Bay’s moniker as the ‘Monaco of Africa’ is no longer a stretch of the imagination, and even less so now that Murray & Roberts Western Cape is making good progress with the Aurum luxury lifestyle development by extensively revamping the old Ambassador Hotel and Suites. Murray & Roberts Western Cape is a division of Murray & Roberts Construction which is being purchased by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group of Companies; this [...]

Murray & Roberts proves it can on fast track refurb contract (Engineering News)

Working to exact measurements, a fast-track construction programme, unprecedented rainfall, operating within 100 metres of a premier Sandton Hotel and having two tight site boundaries are a few of the challenges faced by leading building contractor, Murray & Roberts Buildings, on its contract at 135 West Street in the heart of Sandton. The seven month contract will see Murray & Roberts Buildings convert an existing office block into a 218 room luxury hotel. A [...]

Concor Infrastructure showcases engineering excellence on complex road contract (Engineering News)

Concor Infrastructure is currently constructing one of the largest road infrastructure developments undertaken by its client, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL,) in KwaZulu-Natal. It is constructing 33 km of dual carriageway on the N2 between the Mtunzini Toll Plaza and Empangeni T-junction on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. The new carriageway being constructed will become the new north bound highway. Once this section of highway is complete the construction team will divert [...]

Name change but solid foundation at SA’s construction icon (Construction World)

There is a ‘new’ name on South Africa’s construction landscape, as Concor Infrastructure raises its flag over the edifice of Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, following the recent acquisition of the Murray & Roberts Infrastructure and Building Platform by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group. The name, of course, is not new at all, with the history of the Concor business dating back nearly 70 years to its establishment in 1948. The remarkable success [...]

Strong legacy means exciting future for Concor Western Cape (Cape Business News)

With a number of projects on the go and a strong legacy on which to build future business, things are looking bright for Concor Western Cape. Concor Western Cape, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Western Cape, has embraced its name change following its recent acquisition, along with a number of other Murray & Roberts assets, by a consortium led by the Southern Palace Group. Mark Fugard, managing director of Concor Western Cape, says [...]