As we begin 2022, we thought it was the right opportunity to look back at a few of the many projects we were involved in during 2021.
Speedspace was trusted to deliver on projects throughout Africa, and here is a quick trip down memory lane over the past 12 months.
At the beginning of the year, Speedspace completed four prototype converted containers for a customer to use in remote areas as detention centres. The specification and design required the containers to be robust enough to able to withstand rough terrain, allowing them to be used with ease across the country regardless of weather conditions and the landscape it is to be deployed upon.
Our Port Elizabeth branch designed and delivered a building for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Uitenhage, where Sunday School classes could be taught and other church activities could be run. A double-wide parkhome classroom was delivered that could easily accommodate the needs of the growing church in a well-ventilated, well-lit and solid structure designed to last.
Earlier in the year, Speedspace subsidiary Ufudu Zambia completed and delivered new 480 square metre offices in Lusaka for the World Food Program. Made from 16 fully modified shipping containers, the large office block was constructed to exact specifications and fully kitted out with all of the high-end features of a conventional office complex.
Another project that stands out involved our UfuduCabin modular building being supplied to a local Iron Ore mine in the Northern Cape. The mine required a facility that could house various classrooms or “caucus” rooms to assist with information sharing, training and larger meetings while allowing for all of the necessary COVID protocols and social distancing.
Last year, Speedspace was trusted by Montego Pet Nutrition to design, supply and construct a new staff canteen facility measuring approximately 590sqm at their head office and factory in Graaff-Reinet in the heart of the Karoo. The new facility was built using 9 x 40′ insulated shipping containers to create the outer perimeter facilities which comprised of a spacious seating area, gaming and deck area, full kitchen area, tuck shop and ablution facilities.
A few months ago, we were involved in the conversion of colourful 40′ containers which we converted into restrooms for a mining operation to be kept on-site.
Towards the end of last year, we completed a comprehensive container conversion project for Wingcopter, a Germany-based client with operations in Malawi. Speedspace’s Zambia-based subsidiary was enlisted to build and deliver a 40′ HC converted container to Ntchisi in Malawi to be used as their “Wingbase” from which their drone pilots will launch, land and fly the drones necessary for the delivery of medicines such as antimalarials, maternal health products and antibiotics.
We are proud of all of these projects, and the many more than we completed last year. Our offices have now reopened for the year, and we look forward to assisting with your space management solutions in 2022.