Regiments Capital on 35 Ferguson

35 Ferguson is an A-grade commercial building located at the corner of Melville and Ferguson road, within close proximity to the Gautrain station in Sandton, was completed in 2015. Whilst the confined nature of the site measuring 2 478sqm created challenges, it offered opportunities to explore creative ways of turning smaller spaces into generous spaces and to develop the site to its optimum bulk at a construction costs of R114m. This resulted in a compact geometric design, carved in and out to create positive spaces that defined the character of the building. The building comprises of 5 levels of basement parking, 5 office levels and a rooftop restaurant on the 6th level. Each office floor wraps around the core, providing a robust and flexible office space easily adaptable for a multi-tenant or sectional title ownership. The fire escape staircase within the core is the main circulation stair, this was opened up and constructed in a wet curtain fire protection system, making the core transparent and much bigger.

Innovation – Facade Panels
The building’s envelope is a first of its kind in South Africa, developed by architects with the facade engineers’ assistance. The facade system is a composite panel made up of an ALCOBOND® as an external finish and galvalume cladded with a drywall board as an interior finish and polyurethane injected foam core. The composite panels are glazed with standard aluminium extrusions to form a vertical strip windows. The composition of the sandwich panel offers a high degree of stability, rigidity with load bearing capacity and an excellent thermal building skin with an R-value of 2.61