South African Discovery to construct Five Stars Building

Discovery is set to construct a green five stars Head Office building in Sandton, South Africa
Discovery is set to construct a green five stars Head Office building in Sandton, South Africa

Insurance provider Discovery is set to construct a green five stars Head Office building in Sandton, which will make it one of the exciting property developments in Africa due to size, location and green technology used in its construction.

Growth point Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings are some of the property developers who are targeting the contract for the construction of this building.

According to the Division Director of Growth point Properties Rudolf Pienaar, the building, which will be 87 000 m, will also aim for green star interior and socio-economic ratings.

John Robertson the Chief Information Officer of Discovery noted that the building was in line with the company’s goal to becoming the world’s best insurance firm and a “powerful source for social good” by 2018.

Earthworks on the building began earlier in the year while works on the basement are expected to begin in October. Construction of different levels of offices has been scheduled for January 2016.

Boogertman & Partners Architects are responsible for the design, which includes a double-sized façade for thermal control and good natural lighting. It will also incorporate features that will help harvest rain water. The building will have eight floors of offices and nine basements for ample parking space.

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