Founded in 1958 Drake and Gorham Zambia Limited are true Pioneers of Zambia’s Construction Industry!
There are few companies in Zambia today that can match such rich participation in the real development of Zambia´s infrastructure when it comes to the construction industry and its footprint therein.
Drake & Gorham of the United Kingdom, two Companies which merged and undertook major works at Buckingham Palace in the early part of the 1900’s have been leading multi-service electrical & mechanical contractors in Britain, many countries in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.
Drake & Gorham in Britain changed its name to Drake & Scull International but Drake and Gorham Zambia Limited (a subsidiary of the former) chose to retain this original name as and still is well known under that name for its 100% reliability, quality service and our no nonsense approach in all our transactions on the wide variety of construction projects we have been associated with.
Drake and Gorham has successfully completed major projects at Chambeshi and many other major mines on the Copperbelt.
We are proud to have been part of countless projects throughout Zambia, many of which are of national importance to Zambia.
Some examples are:
- Parliament Building, Ndola Central Hospital, University Teaching Hospital Lusaka, many regional hospitals and health centres, Kafue Gorge Power Station,
- Construction and Rehabilitation of many major Zambian hotels including Mosi O Tunia Livingstone, Intercontinental & Pamodzi in Lusaka, Holiday Inn Ridgeway Hotel and Hotel Edinburgh in Kitwe.
- Countless office buildings including Bank of Zambia, Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank
All are part of the continued footprint left by us, but the journey hasn’t stopped.
In the seventies and eighties, Drake & Gorham manufactured Refrigerated Food Display Counters, Under-bar Fridges and even Block Ice Plants which were displayed annually at the Zambian Agricultural Show in Lusaka gaining the Best Made in Zambia Category Award.
We have continued to supply and install Cold-Storage Facilities for meat & fresh fish processing based on latest energy efficient equipment and technology.
Today Drake & Gorham Zambia is part of the ever changing landscape of the Zambian construction industry. We are actively participating in the construction of major shopping malls in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Solwezi as well as major hotels and commercial buildings throughout Lusaka and Zambia.
From its inception Drake & Gorham has been a pioneer and trendsetter in providing the most modern and best quality equipment and services to the Zambian market and in modern day continue to set the benchmark in supplying the latest air conditioning, refrigeration/cold storage, ventilation as well as elevator and escalator technology and equipment to Zambia.