Craneburg Begins Reconstruction Work On Iconic IMB building

Craneburg Begins Reconstruction Work On Iconic IMB building
by Glyn

The “Number One” building, a 7-floor complex will see the former IMB plaza being transformed into an architectural Marvel at the corner of Ahmadu Bello Way and Akin Adesola Street. The iconic structure once stood as one of Lagos revered and prominent monument with a unique blue-glazed pyramidal facade and has been a distinct feature of the city’s main business district since 1984 but has deteriorated over the years and diminished in commercial value.

Craneburg began renovation of the building in April 2018, which involved reconfiguration and regularising the stepped arrangement of floors to create a more cubic but still dynamic and textured façade along with a full upgrade of the building‘s fit-out and facilities. The interior façades in the reception area will also be improved. Commercially lettable floor space has been increased from 5,500m2 to 8,900m2 GLA.

The transformation of this building will deliver a contemporary design that can provide for the needs of new and growing businesses in Africa’s largest commercial hub.