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Ministry of Education School Supply Unit

The School Supply Unit for the Ministry of Education, is located at Khubetsoana, outside Maseru, Lesotho and was completed in 2004. The offices, staff support facilties and large warehouse support the distribution of textbooks throughout the country. With the active support of the World Bank, as funders for the project, the offices were designed to be heated and cooled using a "green" electronically controlled collection, storage and heat distribution system, with the roof void heating or cooling air, which is fed through diaphragm walls and a below-ground thermal store. Steel framed structure, locally quarried sandstone walls and metal roofing in various colours mean that the buildings stand out in the surrounding informal settlement.