Accra, Oct, 17, GNA - The Accra Diocese of the Anglican Church, on Wednesday cut the sod for the construction in Accra of the Anglican Bishop Towers at the cost of Forty million US dollars.
The ultra modern 11 storey building is located on the High street, within the Central Business District of Accra.
According to the Project Coordinator, Ms Yvonne Sowah, who is also the President of the Ghana Institute of Surveyors, the building will among other features, have two levels of underground and surface parking to accommodate a minimum of 232 cars.
She said each floor will also have two meeting rooms, unique view from all floors with offices on the east and west wings.
She said the building would also feature a conference room with a total seating capacity of 500, and a roof top restaurant, facing the Sea.
Mrs Sowah said the facility would bring uniqueness to the banking industry as it will accommodate two symmetrically identical shaped banking facilities of 530 meters banking space and 322 meters of office on the ground and mezzanine floors respectively within the same location.
She indicated that the sixth floor would be reserved for the Diocese in Accra, adding that, the building would be a reinforced with glazed aluminium, curtain walling and alucobond cladding on its sides.
The Most Reverend Dr .Justice Yaw Ofei Akrofi, Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, Anglican Church, encouraged the church to support the project to make it a reality to raise the image of the Anglican Church.
“Let us gather every resource needed to support this project to the glory of God and to make the Anglican Church proud” he said.
He expressed appreciation to individuals who had been at the forefront in coordinating towards the project.