Discovery, an insurance provider is set to construct a green Five Stars Head Office building in Sandto. 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 rainwater. The building will comprise eight floors of offices and nine basements for sufficient parking space.
Growth Point Properties and Zenprop Property Holdings are some of the property developers competing for the contract to construct the building. According to Rudolf Pienaar- the Division Director of Growth Point Properties, the building will 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.