Together with the Railway Station and the Railway Offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bangunan Sulaiman forms part of an enclave of three buildings that originally belonged to F.M.S. Railways. It sits at the tail end of a set of public administration buildings built by the British at the end of the 19th century around Dataran Merdeka.
Bangunan Sulaiman, originally known as the New Railway Offices, was officially opened in 1933.
Over the years, Bangunan Sulaiman has housed a variety of government offices and eventually gazette as a heritage site in 1983. However, over the years, many ad hoc renovations that affected the building’s conservation standards were carried out.
In 2011, the Malaysian government earmarked the building to be KLRCA’s new home.
Despite restoration and refurbishment hurdles ahead, it was a dream come true.
Spanning across 16,430sqm, Bangunan Sulaiman houses state-of-the-art facilities that include 22 hearing rooms, 12 breakout rooms, a business centre, a library, an auditorium, seminar rooms, multiple dining areas as well as rooftop garden pavilion.
It also boasts facilities that include modern video conferencing equipment that enables worldwide connectivity, making cross-border proceedings more convenient.
Bangunan Sulaiman was officialy relaunched in 2014 as the KLRCA’s new home.