Ministry of Finance & Treasury Buildings
KAMPALA , UGANDA
The key government ministry of Finance and the Treasury in Uganda was located in
many different buildings around Kampala. The Ministrys main building complex had suffered badly due to neglect over many years and a fire had also ravaged the old
The World Bank funded a project to rehabilitate the building and to reorganise the various Ministry of Finance and Treasury departments on one site. Triad Architects
headed a consortium of consultants who implemented this important project.
The Ministry of Finance building an 8-storey 1960s reinforced concrete structure
was refurbished. This building had suffered general neglect and looting and all surfaces
and finishes needed to be replaced. The building was completely rewired and
replumbed and new finishes and partitioning systems were installed.
The Treasury building, a fine old 1930s structure was in extremely poor condition,
having lost half of its roof in a fire. Whilst structurally sound, it was essential engineering
work was carried out to stabilise the building and to reconstruct the roof. The
building was rehabilitated in keeping with its architectural character and the interior
replanned to provide more accommodation than originally provided. The illustrations
on this sheet demonstrate the before and after state of the building. The project was
handed over to the Ministry of Finance in June 1998.
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