Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 54

Whiteheads: Painting a Greener Future Since 1924 Whiteheads, the painting contracting company located in Cape Town, through their dedication and skill have earned the reputation of one of South Africa’s best approved and preferred applicators in all spectrums of the construction industry. Article by: Kelli Whitehead W hiteheads contributes to developing the country in industrial, commercial and domestic projects whilst also offering creative and decorative finishes within each of these sectors. Their mission is to provide an environment within their company to enable them to strive and enjoy, whilst providing efficient service and high quality workmanship together with sound, professional and sustainable options within the construction environment. They strive to create an environment where their employees can challenge themselves with every project and learn from each of those challenges. Colin Whitehead and Ian Moir, the directors of Whiteheads, have both seen Whiteheads grow as a family business to become a major contributor to South Africa’s development sector. As of January 2018, Whiteheads will have undergone a fundamental change and thus be a 51% Black owned company with a level 2 BEE rating. Through this change, the management structure and operational controls will remain unchanged and the sound, professional approach to their projects will be enhanced. Whiteheads’ contribution to the industry can be seen all around the country in the various projects that Whiteheads have been a part of. Some of these completed projects include: • Century City Urban Square • Silos Precinct in the V&A Waterfront, Cape town • Mount Nelson Hotel • Virgin Active, Foreshore • New Christiaan Barnard Netcare Hospital, Foreshore NO 3 & NO 4 SILO ZEITZ MOCAA • Cabana Beach Lifestyle Resort, Durban • Bay West Mall, Port Elizabeth. • Beacon Isle, Plettenberg Bay • Drakensberg Sun, Drakensberg Some of the projects Whiteheads are currently involved on: • The Yacht Club, V&A Waterfront - Amdec Development, • The Link - Extension to Netcare Hospital site • Sable Road Offices, Century City - Rabie Development • Palm Brook / Palm View, Century City - Rabie Development • Norval Foundation Gallery, Steenberg • Aurum Presidential / Luxury Suites, Bantry Bay Whiteheads is a truly South African business, with the roots of the business invested in the staff, their development and well-being. Existing in the contracting world means that their work becomes a physical manifestation in their environment. One of the most inspiring things about this company is driving through Cape Town and seeing exactly where and how they have contributed to developing the spaces around them. All products that Whiteheads strives to use have low or zero VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) permitting them to help contribute to the environment in an even more positive manner. By using these eco-friendly painting products and business ethos, Whiteheads strives to truly be “painting a greener future”. Sharing a common her ]YK NL]HۜX[ۈوBܘZ[[\[\H[[و]ZXY˂[ H LLH LM[XZ[[]ZXY ˞BY\ܚX[