Kisumu Mall

  Commercial and Retail Sector

New commercial designs are underway including the preparation of concepts for a niche retail mall in Kisumu, Kenya (above) which is conceived as a water-carved canyon providing a distinctive open-air retail experience. Other recent commissions include new service stations for City Oil around Kampala, designs for a retail mall, hotel and offices at Migaa, Nairobi, and new concepts for the head office for a leading Pharmaceutical supplier. (right)

SAI Offices

  Residential Sector

Gorilla Estate

In a reflection of the growing demand for affordable housing in East Africa, FBW is active in several large-scale developments regionally. In Rwanda, our MEP and Structural Engineers are designing the 536 apartment Batsinda II housing project and Cactus Green Park. We are also currently working on an architectural masterplan for the 600 unit Gorilla Estate. FBW was recognised as a finalist in the NHCC Jubliee competition in Uganda.

  Hospitality Sector

The hotel sector in East Africa continues to be buoyant, with FBW recently being appointed to undertake full MEP Engineering services for the Four Points hotel by Sheraton in support of an international design team. The hotel will have approximately 200 rooms, conference facilities, restaurants, a gym and pool and represents Starwood's third largest brand. In addition, FBW has also been commissioned to undertake a feasibility study and develop initial designs for a branded 60-room, 3-star business hotel in Kisumu, Eastern Kenya and is working closely with both the developer and potential operators to develop the project.

Kisumu Hotel

  Education Sector

Happy Birthday!!

FBW's new teacher training facilities at Kaliro and Abilonino in Uganda are well underway. The projects for MOeS and funded by the BTC remain on programme for completion early next year.

  Industrial Sector

As the Strawtec factory complex nears completion in Rwanda (right), FBW was also selected to provide full design and supervision services for a new factory complex for RDB to house 15,000m2 of warehouse and offices.

Pwani Mchangani

  Healthcare Sector

The Medical Research Council and Uganda Virus Research Institute have commissioned FBW for the design development and construction oversight of a Mothers and Babies (MaB) Clinic (phase 1) and HIV Care Research (HCR) clinic (phase 2) to be located in Entebbe, Uganda. The modular design of the concept allows the proposal to be broken down in different phases, and Phase 1 has commenced.

MRC Mengo

  Tanzanian President tours FBW Project

MICT UN, Arusha

In July, FBW were honoured to be able to present our work on the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT) Courtroom in Arusha to His Excellency President Kikwete, the President of the International Criminal Tribunal Theodor Meron, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs D. Stephen Mathias, the Hon. Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman, and other gathered dignitaries from the UN Headquarters in New York, Dar es Salaam, the Hague and Kigali; diplomats and other guests. We had an opportunity to explain the architecture and functions of the design and buildings in relation to the work of the Mechanism to His Excellency and the attending dignitaries.

  New Office in Kenya

We are pleased to announce that FBW's new offices in Kenya are now fully operational and open for business in the new location in Upper Hill, Nairobi. FBW Kenya will initially provide architectural services and regional liaison to our Kenya-based clients, supported by our in-house engineering from our established regional offices.

Pwani Mchangani

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