FMS Railways Central Offices 1917, Kuala Lumpur
The three-storey F.M.S Railway Administration Centre on Damansara Road was the highest in the F.M.S when completed.
Hubback’s Official Post/Role: F.M.S Government Architect A.B Hubback F.R.I.B.A
Year Designed: 1913
Year Completed: 1917
Construction Supervisor: Federal P.W.D Assistant Architect W.S. Huxley.
Contractor: Contractor Towkay Chua Hua Tong, an Ipoh Contractor (tenders for the project was called from India and Malaya)
Construction Cost: $587,000 Straits Dollars
Architectural Style: Neo Classical
Brief Architectural Description: External faux stone work and a central octagonal cantilever staircase. The design of the central octagonal staircase was reported by The Straits Times to be the only example known in the East of Suez at the time.
Alteration History: All reinforced concrete cornices were renewed in 1940 at the cost of $22,000 Straits Dollars. The North Wing was bombed during World War II. The Second floor of North Wing was damaged in a fire on 14 November 1968.
Original Use: Government Office
Original Building Type: Office
Current Name: Ibu Pejabat Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Current Use: Office
Current Building Use: Office
Gazetted as Malaysia's National Heritage in 2012
Gazetted Name: Ibu Pejabat Keretapi Tanah Melayu
1. Bangunan Ibu Pejabat KTMB, 1999 by KALAM Universiti Teknologi Malaysia