Unilever Ice Cream Factory – Midrand

Description of Project:

The project South Pole by Unilever South Africa (PTY) was the construction and commissioning of Unilever’s new ice cream factory located in Midrand, South Africa. The location of the project site is approximately 583 km from Durban/534km from Maputo Sea Port. The project site encompasses approximately 10.05 Hectares and has a useable platform area of 9.3 hectares in size. L&T and Unilever SA appointed Vitruvius Consulting Civil and Structural as their locally based South African partner to facilitate and provide services to the project. The work carried out by Vitruvius was routed through L&T, who were appointed for the Detailed Design and Engineering Co-ordination to take the design to a level of completion from where it was approved by Vitruvius and issued for construction. 

Services Rendered:

The scope of work for Vitruvius Consulting involved the design, sign-off, South African compliance check and site supervision of the works listed below. Vitruvius consulting was locally responsible for all the civil and structural designs.

The scope of work included the substructure and superstructure of the following buildings:

Admin & Amenity Block

Packing Hall

Guard House

CNG Area

Dispatch office

Raw & Fire water Tanks


Waste water treatment Plant

Refrigeration Building

Weigh bridges

Fire Pump House

Boiler Room

Incoming Transformer

Palletising Building


Car park




Contact Us

Telephone: 084 277 7188
Email: vanda@vitruvius.co.za
Website: vitruviuscollective.com

1 Eldoret Street, 2297 Sunninghill Johannesburg, RSA

Flash Intro

Vitruvius Collective is a multi-disciplinary practice with more than 20 years experience stretching across Europe, Asia and Africa in projects ranging from research, urban design, master planning, landscape architecture, hotel, retail, office, residential, mixed-use, transport, infrastructure and industrial.