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. 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.
|Architectural style||Structural expressionism|
|Elevation||1,795 metres (5,889 ft)|
|Construction started||September 2013|
|Cost||KSh 7 billion|
(US$ 70 million)
|Height||200.1 metres (656 ft)|
|Diameter||160 by 150 metres (520 ft × 490 ft)|
|Floor area||31,500 m2 (339,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect(s)||Chris Kroese, GAPP Architects and Urban Designers|
The tower is located along Hospital Road, in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city. The geographical coordinates of Britam Tower are 01°18'00.0"S, 36°48'47.0"E (Latitude:-1.300000; Longitude:36.813056).
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. To cater to its many tenants the building has an attached twelve-storey Car Park that can accommodate up to a thousand vehicles.
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.
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