Malawi’s Blantyre Water Board Plans New HQ Building

The building will replace the existing head office at Mudi.

By Liz Bains on
4th September 2023

Malawi’s Blantyre Water Board is planning the construction of a new headquarters building.

The existing head office at Mudi, off Makata Road, in Blantyre, is considered antiquated and expensive to maintain and lacks the space needed to accommodate growth.

The plan is to replace the current structure with a modern office building. It is expected to be a three-storey building with a provision for scaling to five storeys in future.

Consultants have been invited to express interest in preparing detailed engineering designs and tender documentation and overseeing the construction work. The deadline for submissions is 12 September. The assignment period is for 36 months,

The specifications for the new HQ include a 40-seat board room, conference room, library, five executive rooms, 15 semi-executive rooms, 120 open workspaces, and a gym.

The project is being supported with funding from the World Bank as part of the wider Malawi Water and Sanitation Project, which aims to provide a long-term investment plan for Blantyre City.

Blantyre Water Board provides water to about 14 million customers in the Blantyre city area.

Photo: Blantyre City (© Wirestock | Dreamstime)

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