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Beacon Bay Shop 17

Project data

Location: East London, South Africa

Shop 17 Phase 1 is in the heart of Beacon Bay just off the N6, visible to anyone traveling this route. Phase 1 mainly consists of an office block complex. Phase 2 will bring the highly anticipated 15 storey Hotel.

The Ground floor columns are at a height of 4m and the following floors at a height of 3.5m. The Retaining walls range from 3.3m up to 15m in height, what makes this unique is that all 3 PERI steel walling systems is in use on the project. The height of the retaining walls and finish required gave PERI the opportunity to recommend the Maximo system, this went above and beyond the customer expectation ending in the first MAXIMO sale in the Eastern Cape.

The slabs on this project range from a 525 Waffle Slab with a 340mm Flat Slab section up to a 255mm Mezzanine slab. What made that challenging is the fact that the customer requested all soffit levels to be on the same height in the Waffle area leading to PERI assisting in a design for a box out solution to the step in the soffit. PERI supplied the 425mm 900x900 Polypropylene waffles that were packed out on the Tables to form the voids. On the Mezzanine slabs MULTIFLEX was used and a special Vario stop end was designed to form the special shop front s-beam.


Beacon Bay Shop 17 falls under SKG properties. The Tables were initially planned to be used 23 times to give a total of 80 000m² of decking in Phase 1. The walling depending on use and height dictated the system, on the lift shafts we used DOMINO as it is light weight and easy to move. The retaining walls were mostly done in the MAXIMO system.


Eastern Cape Khula Nathi Construction

Customer's benefit

  • Fast turn-around with LICO boxes
  • MAXIMO time efficient tie-system
  • Fast turn-around on slabs with tables
Kenneth Thomson
Kenneth Thomson
Head Contract Manager

MAXIMO is the Rolls Royce of formwork

PERI solution

The complicity of the project due to the different structural elements on the vast project necessitated the need for a variety of PERI products namely : LICO, DOMINO, TRIO, MAXIMO, PERI Slab Tables & MULTIFLEX

All columns were completed with the LICO column boxes, using the 3m panel with the 1m or 0.5m extension panels.

The retaining walls, lift shafts and stair-case shafts were all done using a combination of DOMINO,TRIO and MAXIMO. The customer purchased 196m² of DOMINO and 403m² of Maximo thus a total of 599.8m² of walling. 

All of the 525mm Waffle slabs were done with the PERI 900x900 Polypropylene Waffle packed on the PERI Table Forms to form the voids. We used a combination of PERI Slab Tables and MULTIFLEX on props/quickstage depending on the ground condition.  The Customer has also bought 3400m² of  PERI Table Forms and hiring in the 2253 Waffles required. The Tables consist of  Twin GT24  4.2m main girders and GT24 3.3m secondary girders with the Table Head and the PEP ERGO D-350 Props.