Metrum was appointed to project manage the construction of First National Bank’s new office development in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Known as FNB Acacia House, the complex is the regional office for FNB, Rand Merchant Bank and other divisions within the group.
The client needed to consolidate 15 business units from six locations. Scope of works included four parking levels, a ground floor and five office levels accommodating 800 employees. The complex had a total construction area of 44,661 m² with a rentable office area of 16,000 m² and 728 parking bays. Additional facilities and areas include 20 scrum areas, 51 meetings rooms (including executive boardroom, auditorium/training room), bar areas, a whiskey lounge and a wine cellar.
FNB Acacia House observes best practice in terms of sustainability, visual impact, public space, climatic control, ease of access, security and social responsibility as well as green building principles. The complex is certified with a 4 Star Green Star SA ‘by design’ and ‘as built’ green rating.