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First National Bank Regional Office, Francistown

Development and Project Managers –  Time Projects.
Architect –  Nuttall-Smith Architects.
Quantity Surveyor –  The Fitzwilliam Partnership / McIntosh Latilla.
Electrical Engineers –  Systems & Services.
Mechanical Engineers –  Systems & Services.
Civil & Structural Engineers –  TTCS Consulting Engineers.
Main Contractor –  Murray & Roberts Botswana.
Electrical Contractor –  ERS. Mechanical Contractor – Air Care.
Curtain walling – HHP Interiors.
Gross Floor Area: 6,300m2
Duration: 12 months
Completion Date: January, 2010
Type Contract: Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC), 2000 Series

First National Bank will be occupying the entire three stories of the building which has   4500m2 of A- grade offices, . The building also provides 66 basement parking bays and 77 open parking bays. The building has been given a fairly modern feel with the use of aluminium Hulabond cladding, steel power-coated arch louvers and Gamma Zenneth Hagar spray all of which also give it a very low maintenance finish.

The main feature of the building is the large glass curtain walls at the entrance to the banking hall and the office area, which also gives it a very clean open, inviting feeling, which for a bank is paramount.  Internally the finishes are slick and uncluttered with the use of polished porcelain tiles, wallpaper and mirrors in the lobbies.

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3 Responses to “First National Bank Regional Office, Francistown”

  1. Francistown has a number of upcoming well built structures such as the stadium , the new air port but the new FNB is by far the most well designed.

    Posted by Wazha Ntjenje | 21. Jan, 2011, 5:39 pm
  2. eish ghetto z bein negelctd dnt knw whn t wil develop

    Posted by trapaholicz | 04. Mar, 2011, 6:55 pm
  3. May i have Francistown Bank Code.

    Posted by Patrick Kwadiba | 07. Dec, 2012, 8:27 am

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