STANBIC Bank is building a state-of-the-art new home in the biggest statement of their commitment to the Zimbabwean market with the mega project creating 400 direct and downstream jobs.

A ground-breaking ceremony, for the construction of a state-of-the-art three-level Head Office in Borrowdale, Harare, was held on Monday.

Construction of the Head Office started last month is scheduled to be completed by December next year.

The Standard Bank Group subsidiary’s board chairman, Gregory Sebborn, said the construction of the Head Office embraced the institution’s bold strategy for sustainability and employee wellness.

Sebborn said the Head Office Building is one of a few in Southern Africa that combines green star certification having engaged both Green Star South Africa and Green Star Zimbabwe and the International WELL Building Institute’s certification. 

Stanbic will get the first green certificate in Zimbabwe.

“The design of the new Head Office reflects our commitment to innovative water management, sustainable construction materials, energy consumption reduction and responsible water management.

“By embracing these practices, we demonstrate our dedication to leaving a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve. It demonstrates a commitment to ethical practices and a proactive approach to addressing global environmental challenges,” said Sebborn.

Stanbic Bank chief executive, Solomon Nyanhongo, said:

 “All contractors involved in the construction of our new Head Office are from Zimbabwe – a testament to our dedication to supporting local talent and expertise. 

“In addition to this, we have committed to procuring 50% of the construction materials locally. 

“The decision is not just a logistical choice but a manifestation of our belief that Zimbabwe is our home and we actively contribute to driving its growth.”

The Head Office will have a sub-basement, ground floor and two floors and will have an open plan designed to promote seamless communication and teamwork, reflecting the bank’s commitment to a cohesive and dynamic work environment.

The Head Office will incorporate a gym, dining facilities, meeting rooms and an auditorium to provide the Stanbic team with the tools they need not only to excel professionally but also to thrive personally. – H-Metro Reporter/Agency

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