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Service Building, Saddar, Karachi: Documentation, Restoration and Extension Project (August 2012)

‘Service Building’ is located in the historic nucleus of the city of Karachi in Saddar Bazaar Quarter on the magnificent and historic Zaibunnisa (Elphinstone) Street, which is well-known for its prominent historic structures along its both sides. It is a listed heritage property of Karachi, notified and protected under the Sindh Cultural Heritage Preservation Act 1994; bearing the enlistment number 1995-008 in the records of Department of Culture, Government of Sindh.

The G+1 structure of Service Building, itself is constructed over combination of three plots as SB-5/18/1, 18/2 and 18/3, whereas the 18/3 plot acts as the passage way and a backyard access to the rest of other two plots.

The details of the building are described in ‘State of Conservation Report’.