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FMA redesigned this former hardware store into a modern retail centre with 14 retail shops and food services. The conversion involved opening up sections of the 1700 square meter structure to provide an open and airy interior environment. A structural bay was removed to create a new steel and aluminum staircase connecting all four levels.

The exterior of the building was also re-vamped with new glazing, entry ways to provide greater public appeal and contribute to the efforts to improve Gaborone’s mall area. Maintaining operations of existing retail spaces during construction was a major challenge. FMA worked closely with the retail operators to coordinate phasing and compact the schedule in the shortest possible time.


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