PwC Towers – A Successful Low VOC Plascon Paint Project

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  • The twisting PwC Towers are a futuristic presence in the booming Midrand precinct and the area’s first high rise building.
  • Completed at the end of 2017, the iconic 26-storey head office for PwC comprises approximately 46 000m² of modern offices designed to house 3 200 employees in an efficient and optimally designed workspace.
  • Plascon as the appointed paint manufacturer was tasked with the job of supplying product that would conform to the building’s high environmental sustainability profile.

Designed by LYT Architecture for Attacq and Atterbury Properties, the building gently twists in its height to frame the grand urban park which forms the green heart of Waterfall City. Conforming to Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) silver standards, the brief for the tower was to build an iconic building that would be unique to the development and which would mark the property as a new top tier destination for business.

Plascon was appointed paint manufacturer for the PwC Towers in Midrand, South Africa. They were tasked with the job of supplying product that would conform to the building’s high environmental sustainability profile. They delivered. Credit: PwC

As a Plascon 360° Partnership Project, the Plascon team were on hand from project inception to completion ensuring that a comprehensive, tailored service solution from specification, colour and application assistance to quality management was offered to meet the building’s unique requirements.

Plascon Specifications Manager, Samandy Reddy said, “As we do with all our 360° Partnership projects, we worked closely with the client, applicators and project managers to ensure we could assist with the building acquiring its green status.” The 360° Partnership Pledge also comes with a quality assurance guarantee which covers both product quality and application done by Plascon Preferred Applicator, Interspray.

Low VOC products supplied included Plascon Professional Water-based Gypsum and Masonry Sealer (PGS1) for priming of gypsum and masonry surfaces, Plascon Professional Low Sheen for the general wall finish, Plascon Water-based Velvaglo for the doors and trims, Plascon Professional Super Matt for the ceilings and Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms for wet areas. Samandy says, “All of these quality low VOC products adhere to the LEED standards.”

Given its unparalleled green status and iconic appeal, the PwC Tower was awarded several accolades including a SAICE Technical Excellence Project Awards 2017 / 2018 and SAPOA Best Commercial Office Development 2018.

Samandy sums up, “We are incredibly proud to have supplied the paint product for this award-winning project that has not only transformed the Gauteng skyline but is also a symbol of progress, possibility and sustainability for the future.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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