MMI Cornubia Contact Centre and regional head office was developed by Eris Property Group and is one of the first new offices in the Cornubia development near Umhlanga in KZN, a new development node with commercial, retail and residential areas to be supported by a new BRT system.
The development was awarded a 4-Star Green Star SA Office v1 Design rating in February this year for its achievements in sustainable building features.
The office was designed to be efficient and flexible to allow for future expansion and changing usage and environment. It consists of two office levels and one basement parking level. The office areas have a deep open floor plan with large penetrations between the floors to allow for light.
AMF Thermofon was specified to suit the high performance acoustic requirements for the call centre application.
AMF THERMATEX® Thermofon is a mineral tile with excellent sound absorption values 0.80 (H) and an NRC of 0.85 Sound Attenuation of 28db and a RH rating up to 95%. The white acoustic fleece creates a smooth surface and an elegant design.
Plaster Ceiling Junction was used for the transitions which is a ceiling profile that facilitates the transition between an exposed tee ceiling to a flush plastered ceiling at the same level, creating a reveal between the two ceilings.
89mm JUMBO Drywalls were also specified and installed throughout in the boardrooms, private meeting rooms and individual offices. The use of black powder coated aluminium with the white partitions and glass created a striking, stylish and modern drywall look.
Professional Team and Contractors:-
- Architect: Elphick Proome Architects Incorporated – http://eparch.co.za/
- Quantity Surveyor: B W R (Bathuleng Wallace Raubenheimer) Quantity Surveyors CC
- Main Contractor: Aveng – http://www.aveng.co.za/
- C&P Contractor: Tekweni Centurion Ceilings and Partitions (Pty) Ltd – http://tekcent.co.za/
- Interior Design: Boogertman and Partners (JHB) – http://www.boogertman.com/
About the client:-
MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) is a South African based financial services group listed on the South African stock exchange, the JSE.
The core businesses of MMI are long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment, and healthcare administration and employee benefits. These product and service solutions are provided to all market segments through operating brands Metropolitan and Momentum.