This heritage building is located in cape town’s company gardens. The project brief called for the introduction of an effective water management system, as the existing balcony platform was not discharging rainwater suitably. 

Given the sensitive nature of a listed building, all proposed interventions were to not disturb the aesthetics of the existing ornate architecture. 

The solution was to re-lay existing tiles at a sufficient fall + implement a semi-concealed, continuous drainage channel, two new bespoke plaster moulded gutters (to complement the existing architrave/ frieze) + two new steel hoppers to allow the collected water to discharge onto the existing adjoining roofs on either end of the balcony.

Completed with local architects