Britam Tower

Britam Tower is a commercial building in Nairobi owned by British-American Investments Company (Britam). The skyscraper has a maximum height of 195 metres (640 ft), above ground, with 32 usable floors.[2] The building features a unique prismic shape, that starts as an equal four sided square footprint and ends with a two sided roof with a 60 metres (197 ft) mast, containing three helical wind turbines.[3] It currently ranks as the tallest building in Kenya.[2]

Britam Tower
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Britam Tower is located in Kenya
Britam Tower
Location Within Kenya
General information
Architectural styleStructural Expressionism
LocationNairobi, Kenya
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]
Cost7 Billion Kenyan Shilling (US$70 Million) [3]
Height200.1 metres (656 ft)[2]
Diameter160 by 150 metres (520 ft × 490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count32[2]
Floor area31,500 m2 (339,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectChris 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.[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]


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 12 Storey Car Park that can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles.[1]

Recent developmentsEdit

In July 2018, nearly one year after the building was completed, Britam, the skyscraper's owner-developer, began letting the building to prospective tenants. The target clientele are financial institutions, diplomatic missions, private companies and multinational corporations.[2]


  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 h 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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