In the last 3 years, large-scale infrastructure projects, urban development and rural infrastructure development have come to the forefront of national development goals. In mid-2012, we completed the construction of the new Headquarters for the Sri Lanka Customs, a large-scale building project whose main civil works was completed at a value of LKR 4 Billion. As the main contractor for this project, Maga Engineering played the lead role in bringing this project to life with the guidance of its client, the Sri Lanka Customs. We were partnered by the State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka (SEC), who provided the state-of the-art design as consultants for the project.
With the nation’s economic growth being fueled by our imports and exports sector bringing in new opportunities to our industries and the society at large, Sri Lanka Customs, plays a major role in ensuring the smooth flow in the transfer of goods and predominantly ensures the integrity of such transfers. The building achieves a position of national importance as it has allowed a vital government institution to bring together all its administrative divisions and human resources base, previously scattered across the city, in to one central location within its 430,000sqft floor area spanning 13 floors. This has further strengthened their daily operations allowing them to function more efficiently. The project location’s proximity to the primary functional base of its operations, the Colombo port, has allowed Sri Lanka Customs to gain vital savings in operational cost.
Aside from space for its administrative functions, the building also includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a restaurant, a museum and car parking facilities. Managed through a modern Building Management System (BMS), the building also contains state-of-the-art aluminum façade which underlines its presence as a modern architectural landmark in the city. The construction was carried out at a time of relative depression in the building sector. The project allowed several specialized constructors in the fields of Building Façade, Building Management System (BMS) and Mechanical & Electrical services to significantly develop their capacity in their respective fields.