- The Standard Chartered Tower Project in Accra was created as a result of a uniquely successful collaboration between the Bank and Osborne+Co, which mirrored the hugely successful experience of delivering the Standard Chartered Tower in Dubai
- Standard Chartered has stated that this model of delivery will be the basis on which they will engage with developers in the future
- Based on the experience in Dubai, Osborne+Co was invited to participate in the process and was selected as the developer to deliver a new Head Office building in Accra
- The process began with an RFP where bidders were invited to propose the development on a site owned by the bank as well as any additional site the bidder felt was suitable. Osborne+Co’s bid focused only on developing the owned site, known as ‘Clubhouse’
The RFP content was greatly informed by the successful experience in Dubai with Osborne+Co. The RFP featured the building in Dubai’s floor plate as an example of a preferred floor plate and the tender documents requested the building be delivered fully fitted, as per the Dubai building. Further, the workplace and engineering specifications in the RFP were based on the final product in Dubai.