This bank branch reuses and extends a 1960s residence in a suburb of Khartoum. The original load bearing structure has been retained and the render replaced with the fair-faced brick cladding that defines the building. This is a reaction to the recent proliferation of metal-clad structures that are changing the face of the city. Brick is a traditional local material reflecting local craft and its use here has boosted the status of both the bank and the aesthetic. It is used internally and externally, also facing the new double height banking hall. External doors and balustrades of traditional design enhance the vernacular character.