n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Pietermaritzburg Urban Renewal Project

Volume 22, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Pietermaritzburg Urban Renewal Project (PURP), aimed at the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal capital, was initiated by the Msunduzi Municipality to coincide with the city's 175th anniversary in 2013. Achieving stunning aesthetics, the PURP project has dramatically enhanced the streetscape around the majestic City Hall and surrounding historical buildings, increasing property value and rendering the CBD a more pleasant place to visit. The associated engineering challenges centred mainly on construction in an existing CBD laden with a myriad of services, under high pedestrian and traffic volumes.

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