Venn + Milford Incorporated is a multi-disciplinary Project Services Company with roots established deep in the bedrock of South African urban and industrial development. Founded by quantity surveyors Oliver Venn and Rex Milford in 1947, our company today boasts a significant spread of project interests in Southern Africa.
From the very start, as a quantity surveying practice, Venn + Milford Incorporated made an important and historical contribution to the development of several early metropolitan landmarks, such as the Standard Bank building (1960’s) and the Carlton Centre (1970’s) in the Johannesburg CBD.
Venn + Milford Incorporated has a long-standing commitment to South Africa, its people and its burgeoning economy. Having provided assistance on major mining projects in the past, and continuing to do so, we believe that we have the potential to help positively shape the future of the country through prudent, sustainable developments and projects.
Our vision is to be the recognised leader providing quality quantity surveying, procurement and project controls services. We aim to achieve this by partnering with our clients to provide value throughout the lifecycle of their projects by means of financial, commercial and project controls services.
Venn + Milford Incorporated were the Quantity Surveyors for this building.
Photograph courtesy of www.joburg.org.za.
The building houses both offices, shops, and has over 46 percent of the floor area below ground level.
Excavations for the Carlton were started in January 1967, and took two years to complete. Although occupation of the Centre began in 1971, it was not until 1974 that most of the construction was completed – at a cost of over R88 million.
Photograph courtesy of Rodney Jones, Randburg, South Africa
Photograph courtesy of Far and Wild Safaris cc
Photograph courtesy of Protea Hotel Wanderers.