The much-anticipated brand new, iconic Standard Chartered Head Office building is finally complete.
This imposing building boasts energy-efficiency features, including an on-site water purification system, an automatic energy saving lighting system, the building’s critical installations will be powered via solar system, and it will be a plastic-free environment, amongst many others. It will also be the first-ever corporate building in Zambia to meet the global EDGE Green Building certification. These are just some of the contemporary features of Standard Chartered Bank’s new head office building.
In addition, the iconic Jacaranda trees which line the street where the building stands have remained intact, in line with the Bank’s national tree conservation efforts.
In a statement issued by Standard Chartered Bank Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Christine Matambo, she said, “We are super excited that our new head office building is now complete – we are set for operations. We cannot wait to move into what is arguably the best building in Zambia!”
She added, “This US$40m investment is testament to Standard Chartered Bank’s long history and continued commitment to Zambia for the long-term. We are very proud of our new Head Office building, which sits in the heart of Lusaka. It not only adds to the city’s skyline, but also shows that 115 years on, we remain firmly rooted in Zambia, firmly committed to our clients and to this economy. We are, indeed, Here in Zambia for good.”
Standard Chartered Bank staff will soon make the big move from Cairo Road to the new building within the next 6 weeks, which has brought much excitement.
Located at the corner of Mwaimwena Road and Addis Ababa Drive near the Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the Bank’s new head office building has EDGE Green Building Certification, will boast a new retail banking branch, contemporary cafes, and ample parking space for staff, clients and visitors alike.
This new investment has also seen local business engagement in its construction, which contributed to local job creation.
Source: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia