Bloemfontein CBD's taxi rank had fallen into disrepair, prompting the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality to develop a modern transport hub. Designed to provide commuters with integrated taxi and bus ranks sheltered from the elements, the double storey building also includes offices, shops and restaurants. Lafarge South Africa supplied a range of building material solutions for the project, including waterproof readymix concrete, durable paving mix with fibres, mortar and plaster mixes.
Lafarge South Africa is the local subsidiary of the international Lafarge Group, a world leader in building materials. The Group's unequalled technical strength is employed to develop innovative products and services to help create better urban environments for people and better connected, more durable cities.
A vision of a better city, built with the help of innovative materials has replaced the traditional kerbside shelters for catching taxis with a desirable place for commuters to gather. It also provides a more efficient means for taxis to satisfy the transport needs of their customers. Lafarge is proud to have assisted the Municipality to change a common urban transport problem into a facility that will be an asset for the city far into the future.
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A world leader in building materials, Lafarge employs 65,000 people in 64 countries, and posted sales of €15.8 billion in 2012. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, it contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. Since 2010, the Lafarge Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first global sustainability benchmark in recognition of its sustainable development actions. More information is available on Lafarge's website: www.lafarge.com / www.lafarge.co.za
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