Britam Tower

The Britam Tower is a commercial building in Nairobi owned by British-American Investments Company (Britam). The skyscraper, the tallest building in Kenya, rises 195 metres (640 ft) above ground, with 32 usable floors.[2] The building features a unique prismic shape – a square footprint and a two-sided roof – with a 60 metres (197 ft) mast containing three helical wind turbines.[3]

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Britam Tower is located in Kenya
Britam Tower
Location within Kenya
General information
Architectural styleStructural expressionism
LocationNairobi
CountryKenya
Coordinates01°18′00″S 36°48′47″E / 1.30000°S 36.81306°E / -1.30000; 36.81306Coordinates: 01°18′00″S 36°48′47″E / 1.30000°S 36.81306°E / -1.30000; 36.81306
Elevation1,795 metres (5,889 ft)
Construction startedSeptember 2013[1]
CompletedSeptember 2017[2]
CostKSh 7 billion
(US$ 70 million)[3]
ClientBritam
OwnerBritam
Height200.1 metres (656 ft)[2]
Dimensions
Diameter160 by 150 metres (520 ft × 490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count32[2]
Floor area31,500 m2 (339,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Chris Kroese, GAPP Architects and Urban Designers
Website
britam.com

LocationEdit

The tower is located along Hospital Road, in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city.[2] The geographical coordinates of Britam Tower are 01°18'00.0"S, 36°48'47.0"E (Latitude:-1.300000; Longitude:36.813056).[4]

OverviewEdit

The building is the international headquarters of Britam. It also serves as the regional headquarters of the business conglomerate in East and Central Africa. The building has a total of 350,000 square feet (32,516 m2) of office space to let for commercial purposes.[2] To cater to its many tenants the building has an attached twelve-storey Car Park that can accommodate up to a thousand vehicles.[1]

Recent developmentsEdit

In July 2018, nearly a year after the building's completion, Britam began letting the building to prospective tenants. The target clientele are financial institutions, diplomatic missions, private companies and multinational corporations.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guguyu, Otiato (15 October 2015). "Britam wants Kidero to speed up roads construction". Daily Nation. Nairobi: Nation Media Group. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Otieno, Bonface (22 July 2018). "Tallest building in East Africa ready for letting". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kagai, Danson (21 June 2014). "Britam Tower Underway In Nairobi". Nairobi: Construction Kenya. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ Google (22 July 2018). "Location of Britam Tower, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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