Construction in Zimbabwe


ALPHA SUSCON (AS) is a joint venture between SUSCON CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS LTD and the Makoni Group. The ventures expertise in construction and social infrastructure delivery is well established and expertly demonstrated in the construction of over 100 twenty one bed mini hospitals in neighbouring Zambia and many other projects. Based in Ardbennie, Harare.

We provide full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services. Working directly with International clients and exporters, government agencies and local representatives, the ALPHA SUSCON team possess the professional experience and expertise to co-ordinate large-scale projects. SUSCON is skilled in difficult environments that pose a complex logistical challenge, ensuring delivery on time and on budget.

ALPHA SUSCON is committed to tackling infrastructure backlogs and constructing quality buildings in Zimbabwe using world class and appropriate construction technology. SUSCON CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS LTD created the build methodology known as SPIRE© and ALPHA SUSCON is deploying this building technology throughout Zimbabwe.

We transform difficult and hard to reach places into a unique and dynamic built environments using modern methods of construction.


SUSCON is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) specialist delivering projects in emerging markets. With a proven track record on an Eighty Million US Dollar healthcare infrastructure project in Zambia and over 125 other projects. SUSCON pioneered a complete engineered steel frame building solution.

SUSCON’s flagship project being the construction of 115 x mini hospitals in the Republic of Zambia for a British Government backed exporter. SUSCON is recognised for its ability to design, construct, and implement complex projects in Africa.

As a business it is SUSCON’S goal to tackle infrastructure backlogs in Africa using world class and appropriate construction technology. SUSCON have refined our engineered steel frame building solution to an insulted building system that they now call the SPIRE© build methodology. The methodology has a lower carbon footprint than conventional construction methodologies and is therefore more sustainable.

SUSCON operates to an international level of health, safety and environmental standards and believe in the promotion of local business and industry wherever they work to maximise local employment opportunities. SUSCON’S business and the solutions provided are ideally suited to delivering, clinics, hospitals, schools, social housing and other social infrastructure.

SUSCON has refined and continues to develop the SPIRE build methodology. The system is a low aggregate-based solution which combines the benefits of pre-engineering and factory fabrication with site-built quality providing customers with consistent high-quality buildings in aggressive timelines. The system is particularly well suited to multi-site, multi-unit projects such as the roll out of schools, district hospitals and mini hospitals.

The system can be rapidly deployed to remote and rural regions. The finished buildings are completed in shorter time frames than traditionally built structures and outperform them as far as thermal and acoustic insulative properties are concerned with comparable lifespans and often lower life of product costs.


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Phibion Makoni

Mr. Phibion Makoni is a seasoned businessman in the  transport, logistics, mining and healthcare sectors having expanded several organisations into the region such as Stuttafords Group  ,Glens Africa and  African Rail Company for over 41 years.  He serves as an honorary advisor to the Zimbabwe India Chamber of Commerce after serving as Chairman for several years.

Charl Marais

Charl Marais is based in Lusaka, Zambia. He has over ten years of construction business management experience and is a qualified Construction Manager having graduated from the University of Pretoria with distinction at the top of his class. His industry experience includes the construction of over 10,000 low-cost houses in South Africa prior to relocating to Zambia. He cofounded SUSCON Construction in 2013 and was instrumental in the design of the project execution and operations plan for a 110 unit mini hospital program in Zambia. He also happens to be a light steel frame design specialist. Charl serves as the CEO for ALPHA SUSCON in Zimbabwe and COO for SUSCON Construction in Zambia.

Taku Makoni

Mr Taku Makoni holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics, Finance and International business from Oxford Brookes University. He has experience in the logistics sector having led large cross border bulk logistics projects for Stuttafords Zambia and Stuttafords Zimbabwe. He also serves as a Director at Chromebase Mining where he was previously tasked with raising capital and new business. He brings operational and  commercial experience Into ALPHA SUSCON. 

Geoff Walsh

Geoff Walsh is based in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds an MBA from Cranfield with specialisation in international finance. Geoff started his career at Lonrho where he worked in the legal department as head lawyer in the former Soviet Union. Since leaving Lonrho he has worked solely for companies that he founded. He has listed 3 companies on AIM, most notably Rift Oil PLC which made a major discovery in Papua New Guinea. He has extensive experience in emerging market finance and has acted as consultant to major projects and banks including the San Stefano project in Alexandria, Egypt. In 2013 he cofounded SUSCON Construction where he serves as CEO.

Matt Jordan

Matt Jordan CSci CEnv CWEM MCIWEM MCIOB FGS, is a chartered professional who holds an MA in Environmental Law and a BSc in Geo-environmental Engineering, with more than 25 years’ experience working in the infrastructure and environmental field.

Matt has held senior management positions within a number of leading UK Engineering Consultancies delivering a wide range of multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental projects across the UK and Overseas. He participates in the company’s strategic management.