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Corobrik Clay Pavers used for Secunda Mall paving

Tasked with designing the paving of Mpumalanga's new Secunda Mall development, Insite Landscape Architects in Centurion, opted for a simplistic but not simple look.

They immediately selected two options from Corobrik's Clay Paver Nutmeg contrasted with the lighter Cedarberg paver.

I felt that these colours suited the building. They are also durable and natural, explained one of the landscapers from Insite Landscape Architects.

Avoiding a busy pattern, Insite Landscape Architects felt the solid blocks of Nutmeg and Cedarberg on the walkways was in keeping with surrounds.

On the fade at the service openings the darker Nutmeg was used as those are busy areas and it is a hard-wearing colour.

Corobrik's clay pavers provide not only the aesthetics attributed to neutral-tone fired clay, but are also colourfast.

Ockert van Heerden, Corobrik Sales Director, explained why the clay pavers are such a popular choice.

Their structural integrity combined with their rich colours and textures provide a hard wearing surface that uplifts and adds value to urban landscapes, said Van Heerden.

Secunda Mall was officially opened 23 October 2013 with contractors working tirelessly to get everything completed in time.

Jacques van der Merwe, Contracts' Manager from Greenacres Projects & Landscapes in Centurion, said they had about 40 labourers paving and cutting on the project which took five weeks to complete.

Cutting takes a lot of time and there was a lot to do, said Van der Merwe. The conditions were tough as there were so many different companies trying to get things done in the same space. We actually worked from 7am the day before the opening through the night until 7am on the morning of the opening to get all the walkways done in time, so it was really a photo finish.

The paving project covered 3 600 square metres of walkways and entrances throughout the mall using about 162 000 Corobrik Nutmeg and Cedarberg pavers. It was really a great effort from our guys who are committed to satisfying our clients while keeping the quality high.

Corobrik's Cedarberg Secunda Mall's entrance.

Corobrik's Cedarberg and Nutmeg paving bricks surround the plant openings at Secunda Mall.

Photo Credit: Insite Landscape Architects.