Projects

Our clients…

DesignBank has successfully delivered design projects ranging in size from 1600m² to 60000m².  Some of our flagship projects include:

Gem Diamonds…

This project involved the creation of a very specific and unique  interior for the building centrally situated in Fricker Road in the heart of Illovo.  The client’s brief was clear and straightforward and included keywords such as “Stainless steel, glass, hi-tech, industrial and uncomplicated lines.”  Unlike any other project, spatial balance and finishes were the more dominant concern and took preference over the colour scheme.  The finishes underpin the client’s initial statement, “We mine diamonds and not coal.”

S&P McGraw Hill Financial…

Our involvement in this project spanned across the initial assessment and due diligence of selected premises, co-ordination and management of the design process, procurement of office furniture and other products, financial reporting & controls, as well as the office relocation and related security. We worked closely with the client’s international project management division to ensure adherence to global standards. We also ensured that the needs 0f the local representative office were taken into account.

Merrill Lynch Bank of America…

Peta’s relationship with this client spans across a period of 25 years during which various refurbishment projects and upgrades were managed on behalf of the client.  The most recent project was Johannesburg based and involved the office relocation from West Street to Sandton Drive.

We were involved in drawing up project briefs, interviewing and evaluating designers and engineers with the client, conducting due diligence and reference checks. Together with the Quantity Surveyor acted as the principal agent for the client.  In addition to our role as client representative project manager, we were appointed to handle furniture procurement independent of the appointed design firm, as well as being responsible to manage and ensure that the office relocation was smoothly executed.

“The overall success of the project can be ascribed to Peta’s attention to detail and ability to motivate the project team to adhere to strict deadlines. I will have no hesitation to recommend Peta for the project management and furniture procurement functions or similar projects in the future.”

Mark Raubenheimer – BWR Quantity Surveyors

MasterCard Lagos, Kenya and Johannesburg…

These projects involved liaison with MasterCard real estate personnel based in Europe and America, MasterCard stakeholders, international project team representatives, as well as in-country based local project managers and suppliers.

“Once again many thanks for the support that you provided.  The project would not have been such a great success without your attention to detail.”

Philip Panaino – MasterCard