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Our Legacy

SA Reserve Bank

In 1984 Murray & Roberts and Stocks & Stocks were awarded the R117 million contract to construct the new head office building of the South African Reserve Bank – one of Pretoria's impressive landmarks.

The 148 m high building comprises two distinct aspects: a podium totalling 50 000 m2 that comprises six levels (four of which are below ground) and a tower situated in the south west corner of the podium rising from the second floor.

  • The podium and lower structures are of coffer and/ or tough reinforced concrete construction
  • The tower's typical floors were constructed at an average of one every six-and-a-half days and each contain some 500 cubic metres of concrete and 56 tonnes of reinforcing steel
  • At any given time during the construction of the tower block approximately 200 men worked on 20 different structural levels covering an area of only 1 300 m2 due to the complexity of the design
  • At peak, a total complement of over 1 200 people worked on site, including employees of 40 subcontractors






Reserve Bank