KPMG EAST CAMPUS - PHASE 1
Old Mutual Investment Group
KPMG is an international firm of Auditors, Advisers and Tax Consultants in Parktown, Johannesburg. A new campus style office building of 24 980 sqm designed to reflect contemporary office planning principles was required with an overhead bridge link to their present building. Planning principles from their London-Canary Wharf Head Office, Interpolis Head Office in the Netherlands and Berlin Office were incorporated.
Basement parking for 1 530 cars make up a total development area of 63 000 sqm.
Presently, Phase 3 is under construction.
A service saturated ceiling is provided to ensure full flexibility during the life of the building for I.M, Power and HVAC. Carbon dioxide monitoring in office areas is provided to ensure the correct quality of fresh air.
Sustainability interventions using recovered heat for under floor heating, recycled water, grey water and various other systems driven by their economic life cycle costing evaluation, have been installed.
The Parktown Heritage Association were consulted with the restoration of WANOOKA House, a heritage building dating back to 1902. Wanooka House was built in 1902 and has a history dating back to the Boer War. The Parktown Heritage Association were consulted with the restoration of Wanooka House.
Corporate dining rooms and boardrooms are contained within the heritage building, ensuring the space is utilized. The internal design and detailing looks to capture the essential character of the building while maintaining a modern link to the new office interior.
The dado rail and architrave details are recreations of what would probably originally have been there, based on a study of Erasmus House in Pretoria - a building of much the same age.