Structural Engineering

De Villiers & Hulme has extensive experience in structural engineering of a variety of building types including:

A large number of commissions for the design of Industrial Buildings have been completed by De Villiers & Hulme. We can see the project through from liaison with the Local Authority, plans approval, design of foundations, structural frames, offices, floors and services such as water supply, fire equipment, sewerage, electrical distribution and standby generators. Also civil services such as earthworks, roads and parking areas.

  • Distell Greenpark, Epping: Bottling Hall and Distribution Centre, Warehouse & Bottle Washing Facility (12 500m²)
  • DGB, Wellington: Distribution Centre (17 500m²)
  • Ecowash, Wadeville: Bottle Washing Plant (15 000m²)
  • Natural Beverages, Springs: Canning & Bottling Facility (18 000m²)
  • Bowler Metcalf, Philippi: PET Factory & Warehouse (6 000m²)
  • Simba, Isando: Distribution Centre (12 000m²)
  • MTN: Data Centres (7 across the country) (2 500m²)
  • Adam Tas, Stellenbosch: Distribution Centre (6 500m²)
  • Distell, Wadeville: Production & Distribution Centres (30 000m²)
  • James Sedgwick,Wellington: Distillery & Maturation Stores (15 000m²)
  • Distell, Springs: Production & Distribution Centres (60 000m²)
  • BHP Billiton: Specialized Above & Underground Structures
  • Distell, Ghana: Production & Distribution Facility
  • Monis, Paarl: Production and Fermentation Cellar
  • Van Rhyn: Distillery

Institutional buildings call for a robust design capable of withstanding the generally higher throughput of traffic associated with such buildings.

  • Bellville Highschool
  • Bonteheuwel Community Centre
  • Buffalo Flats School
  • Guguletu Multi-Sport Complex
  • Harold Cressy School
  • Humansdorp School Hall
  • Intlamqaniso Secondary School
  • Marconi Beam School
  • SANBI Centre for Biodiversity Conservatation
  • Somerset East School Hall
  • St Cyprians – Sports and LO Centre
  • Theater on the Bay – Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Unicity Council Chambers and Plenary Assembly Hall
  • UWC Science Centre – Bellville, Cape Town
  • UWC Entertainment Centre – Bellville, Cape Town
  • Zola Secondary School – Khayelitsha

De Villiers and Hulme has been involved with the structural design of a number of luxury apartment buildings on the Atlantic Seaboard. Our services include geotechnical investigations and foundations, basement parking areas, designing for seismic conditions, accommodating large loadings from penthouse pools and much more.

From the inception of De Villiers & Hulme the company has undertaken more than 200 commissions for new wineries, or alterations to existing ones. These have ranged from a small 18 ton winery to an 8000 ton winery.

De Villiers & Hulme also undertakes commissions for the Process and Design of wine cellars including effluent treatment. With this experience we are undoubtedly the leaders in  wine cellar and general winery field.

The design of continuous distillation and pot still distillation facilities for brandy and whiskey also forms part of our portfolio.

De Villiers and Hulme are involved with some 30 to 50 residential projects annually. The structural designs range from mundane to complex, from minor alterations to multimillion rand luxury houses. These projects call for close liaison with the Architect and Contractor, for lateral thinking and innovative design.


De Villiers and Hulme undertakes civil engineering services design (roads, stormwater, water, sewerage) for sub-divisional townhouse complexes to large group housing complexes and townships. From developments with only four town houses to small towns with 2000 erven.

  • Township services (roads, stormwater, water & sewerage)
  • Access roads and parking areas associated with building projects
  • Engineering services to group housing and sub-divisional erven

De Villiers & Hulme does Civil Engineering Services design (roads, stormwater, water, sewerage) for sub-divisional townhouse complexes to large group housing complexes and townships. From developments with only four town houses to small towns with 2 000 erven.

  • Jonkerspark, Stellenbosch (Group Housing)
  • Verona Estate, Durbanville (Group Housing)
  • Suurbraak Town (Full Civil Services Upgrade)
  • Altona (New Development Full Services)
  • Vygeboord Village, Durbanville (Group Housing)
  • Dennegeur, Franschhoek (Village Development)
  • Tyger Waterfront, Bellville (Office/Residential)
  • Durbanville Industrial (New Development Full Services)

Roads and Parking

Project Management

De Villiers & Hulme are often tasked the responsibility of managing projects to ensure their timeous completion, within budget and to the expected quality standard. We have the qualified personnel with the relevant experience and expertise. Typically this would involve some or all of the following:

  • Program and budget management
  • Risk Identification and management
  • Project close-out documentation
  • Project and scope definition
  • Specialist liaison
  • Management and coordination of consultants, human resources and communications

 A sneak-peek at the newest Lux Hotel to grace Cape Town

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront has seen a host of new hotels in the last year – including the Silo Hotel and the Radisson Red.

And this September, Signature Lux Hotel by ONOMO will open its second hotel, in the ever-popular Cape Town location. Its very first Signature property was opened in Johannesburg in 2017.

The new hotel is positioned at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront and will continue the “eco-friendly, trendy style of the brand – offering a prime location of an appealing five-star address at an affordable rate”.

The R120 million hotel development is situated on the doorstep of the V&A Waterfront, just 500m from the V&A centre and 300m from the Cape Town International Convention Centre, making it extremely convenient and central for those visiting the city for business or leisure.

“Signature Lux Hotels provide the best connectivity, with social hubs for enhanced networking opportunities, ultimately offering an exclusive experience for tech-savvy business travellers,” say Paul Kelley and Johan Franck,  Hotel Developers and Visionaries.

The Signature Lux Hotel by ONOMO experience offers guests exclusive services, some of which include:

  • A fully integrated app offering guests a whole lot more than a simple booking function.
  • Your complete hotel visit can be controlled at your fingertips.
  • After your first stay, check in remotely from any location and your cell phone doubles up as your room key.
  • Signature Lux offers a 24-hour hassle-free, self-service check-in kiosk, automated housekeeping, and internal Wi-Fi calling.
  • With rooms sizes ranging from 16m2 – 27m2 the hotel has 87 bedrooms with 45 interleading bedrooms making it ideal for both family stays or those travelling for business.
  • Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Vivaldi restaurant which offers creative mouth watering tastes and live entertainment.
  • Vivaldi not only offers a wonderful dining experience, but the space engages all senses with décor inspired by Louis the 14th with an African twist.
  • Signature Lux Hotels by ONOMO have developed an extremely affordable daily room rate of just R995 and R1200 over the 2018 festive season