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17 March 2011
legant concrete-paved footpaths and access routes framing indigenous gardens are stand-out features of the new Lebone College in North West Province, a boarding and day-school where environmental awareness is built in to daily school life.
Two related companies - Bafokeng Concor Technicrete and Oconbrick - combined in a joint paving and brick-supply enterprise in the construction of the ultra-modern school.
Two styles of Bafokeng Concor Technicrete pavers were employed – 6 000m² of 60mm Double-Zig-Zag interlocking concrete pavers, and about 600m² of Cobblebond slate-coloured pavers.
Two separate styles of edging kerbing, also from Bafokeng Concor Technicrete, were used to frame the finished paving.
Oconbrick were suppliers of over 2 700 000 clay bricks employed in the construction of the exposed concrete and brick walls.
Built at a cost of R544m, Lebone College – also known as The College of the Royal Bafokeng - is an independent primary and secondary school, and from its hilltop site overlooks the provincial capital of Phokeng. Each of its 36 classrooms has its own central courtyard, and wide-opening doors and windows accentuate the college’s light, spacious design.
“Green” features also include landscaped indigenous bushveld vegetation, gardens which brighten the view from the classrooms, and the school also has its own sewage treatment plant, where treated water is used to irrigate sports fields.
Main contractors were Stefanutti Stocks Building.