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CBN Head Office Building

The Intelligent Building
The CBN Head Office Building (The Intelligent Building) was commissioned by His Excellency General Olusegun Obasanjo Rtd. on 30th October, 2003. It consists of a 13-storey office block (including basement), comprising four wings around a sky-lit central atrium.

The gross floor area of the main tower is about 72,000square meters with a net available office space of about 51,000 square meters which consists of 1,100 square meters in each wing floor. The office space area can accommodate 4,500 staff.

The building consists of a 500 seat Conference Auditorium with adjoining media rooms. The auditorium has a large 5.9m x 5.4m over head projector screen. There is a 3-level car park able to accommodate 500 staff cars with an additional 360 car park area for visitors and Governors. Other ancillary buildings include the Service Block and the Entrance Plaza.

The CBN Head Office Complex, Central Business District Abuja FCT.

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More Interesting Facts about the intelligent building:

  • 10 Nos Passengers lifts
  • 2 Nos Panoramic lifts
  • 1 No Executive Fireman's lifts
  • 2 Nos Fireman's lifts
  • 1 No Dumb Waiter Lift
  • 2 Nos Escalators
  • 2Nos Motorized Cleaning Cradle- for cleaning the curtain walling and granite facade
  • Atrium motorized cleaning Ladders
  • A complete waste drainage network with inspection chambers which is connected to the main Central Sewer Line
Water Provision
  • Water supply from the Public Mains
  • 2 Nos Borehole with an expected yield of 10M3/hr (as standby
  • Water treatment plant
  • 4Nos Braithwaite tanks with a total capacity of 75,000 litres of water
  • Underground raw water tank and portable water



  • A total area of 10,000/m2 landscaped and maintained
Power Supply / Other Electrical Installation
  • 5nos 2MVA Prime Power Generating Sets
  • 33KV High Tension Switchgears
  • 2Nos 33/11KV Transformers
  • Access Control System
  • CCTV
  • Public Address System
  • PABX System
  • UPS (different sizes)
  • Complete conference facilities equipped with press gallery for live transmission
  • VSAT

Fire Fighting Systems






  • Automatic Fire Sprinkle Systems
  • Fire Hose Reels
  • Fire Hydrant Points
  • Dry Risers Points
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Automatic Fire Fighting Systems such as FM 200 and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)
  • Fire Barriers - shutters, doors, smoke cotton
  • Fire Detection Facilities - Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, etc
  • Automatic Fire Engine
Air-conditioning System
  • 8NOS 1180KW Chillers
  • AHUs (Air Handling Units)
  • Fan Coil Units
  • Window Units Air-Conditioners
  • 70 meters - Total height from the base to the tip of the atrium
Number of Lighting fittings
  • 11,200



  • The building was designed in 1993 by Interstate Architects Nigeria limited.
  • Built By Julius Berger Nigeria Limited
Facility Managers
  • Julius Berger Nigeria Limited
Date of Commission
  • 30 October, 2003 By The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed forces Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Car park Capacity
  • 860 Cars

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Facts : 1/1/1995
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition:The Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) which is an automated system for sorting cheques and other financial instrumenTS. This facility came into effect in the early part of 1995.
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