Standard Bank Rosebank

Standard Bank Rosebank is a multi-level office building located on the corner of Baker Street and Oxford Road in Rosebank, Johannesburg. 


  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


  • Standard Bank of South Africa

Project Value

  • Project value

Project Status

  • Completed in 2013


  • 4 Star Green Star As-built rating
  • 4 Star Green Star SA Design rating

Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s most prominent banks, called on WSP to assist with two separate projects, one in 2012 and the other in 2013, at its Rosebank building. The first project was for an energy-efficient solution for on-site electricity, cooling and heating generation that would reduce operational costs. 

The second project involved WSP being appointed the sustainability consultant for guidance and certification of a 4 Star Green Star SA Design and As-built rating.

Gross Floor Area
74 244m² 74 244m²
Total floors
18 18
2 975 2 975

Our solutions

For the first project, WSP proposed utilising the nearby natural gas supply to generate electricity and recover heat from the process. The heat could be used directly for the building and used by an absorption chiller to provide cooling for the building’s air conditioning requirements. On this proposal, a tri-generation – a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) – plant, which meets the original requirements in terms of capacity, overall energy efficiency and low greenhouse gas emissions, was successfully designed and built.

On the guidance and recommendations from the WSP team, the building has been designed to substantially reduce operational energy requirements while promoting a people-centric work environment. The floor-to-ceiling triple-glazed facade panels allow the deep penetration of natural light into the office space, maintaining visual connections with the outside while minimising radiant heat from the sun. The facade's intelligent design responds to exterior lighting conditions, and blinds within the glazed unitary system adjust accordingly. The building comprises a west wing and an east wing that are linked by a transparent and generously planted atrium.

These green designs mean that the building was able to achieve its 5 Star Green Star Design and 5 Star Green Star As-built ratings.


  • Design and installation of a tri-generation plant
  • Sustainability consultation for guidance and certification