The new Head office building for Standard Chartered bank comprises a tower of 14 floors and a parking block and offices with a total gross area of 18500 SQM. Within the building and retail banking, trading floor, canteen and a data center. The upper floors of the building have a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. The building is designed to be self-sufficient with its own 100% back-up power, UPS, telecommunications, water and sewage treatment plants.
He said that the structure would be reinforced concrete secant diaphragm wall and cast in situ bored piles with ground beams substructure carrying a reinforced concrete frame (columns and beams), shear walls and solid slab construction. The ground and first floors houses the reception and retail banking units while the second to 13th floors will house offices, technical rooms and other staff facilities. The 14th floor is the executive floor while the roof houses the balance of the building services. Four lifts and two staircases service the floors. A fifth lift is dedicated to the car park.
The exterior of the building is clad in a combination of composite aluminium panels on insulated walls and high performance solar glazing / spandrel panels (double glazing). Office floors will have raised floors to accommodate cables. Suspended ceilings are in acoustic metal panels. Offices will be partitioned using frameless glazing panels and plasterboard sheets. Walls will generally be tiled or painted. Interior design is based on the clients ‘general Offices Workplace Standards –version III, which demands great attention to detail while ensuring a superlative working environment.
All linked to a central Building Management System that is located in the sub-basement. The building also harbors service yard for generators and diesel storage, rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant, garden to plant rare plant species, fence upgrade, gate houses, roads & paving, lighting, CCTV and drainage.