The new Man workshop was the first of its kind in South Africa. The brief was a small workshop that catered for repairs, a storage facility for parts, overnight accommodation for truck drivers and also offices for staff involved with management and retail.
The finishes of the building had to meet the exact standards that are used for workshops in Germany and communication between Consultants and Clients was important from the start. The front facade of the building had to be visually pleasing as the site is adjacent to the N8 & and positive exposure was imperative. The accommodation of all the special requirements proved challenging as costing placed some limitation on the site size. A second story was introduced for management & retail staff.