Brussels, 16th February 2022: The building was first constructed in the 1950s. The government of Botswana purchased the building in 1974 when Botswana opened a resident Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium. This is the first major renovation since the building was purchased. The renovation will entail the replacement of the roof, the insulation of the building to reduce heat loss during cold weather months and reduce heat surplus during warmer weather periods. The renovation will also cover a complete re-work of the ablution, repair of the leak on the roof which affected the wall and posed a threat to the structure of the building, replacement of doors and windows, removal of asbestos, and modernization of electrical wiring to bring the standards in compliance with European regulations. Work is expected to complete in October 2022.
Other issues include repairing the roof leak which affected the wall and posed a threat to the structure of the building, the electrical wiring which needed to be updated as a lot of wires are on the wall, outside doors, and windows.