The architect who has re-designed Lusaka’s Society House, says once completed, the building will be a symbol of Zambia’s economic re-emergence.
Robert Silke, is an architect with Louis Karol, an Architectural firm based in South Africa.
Mr Silke says the building, which will be adorned in Copper, will raise the profile of property development in Lusaka and attract other similar world class properties to the city.
He was speaking to ZNBC in Lusaka on Thursday when Zambezi consortium, the project developers, held a public hearing on the project.
And Zambezi Consortium Representative, Rennie Mushinga says the construction of the new Society House which will be completed in June 2014, will create about 500 jobs during the construction phase.
Mr Mushinga has disclosed that construction has already begun, with the demolition of the Central Arcade, which is located behind Society House.
Society House, which was gutted in 1997, will be turned into a hotel, while the Central Arcade will have a shopping centre and a parking deck with space for one thousand cars.