UAP Old Mutual Tower

UAP Old Mutual Tower is a 33-storey office complex in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. It became the tallest structure in Kenya upon its completion in 2015, surpassing Times Tower which had held that record for 15 years.[1]

UAP Old Mutual Tower
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Record height
Tallest in East Africa from 2015 to 2016[I]
Preceded byTimes Tower
Surpassed byBritam Tower
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice and Retail Space
Location
Upper Hill, Nairobi
Kenya
Coordinates01°18′02″S 36°48′47″E / 1.30056°S 36.81306°E / -1.30056; 36.81306Coordinates: 01°18′02″S 36°48′47″E / 1.30056°S 36.81306°E / -1.30056; 36.81306
Estimated completionAugust 2015
Opening5 July 2016
OwnerUAP Old Mutual Holdings
Height
Roof163 m (535 ft)
Technical details
Floor count33

LocationEdit

The skyscraper is located on Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, about 3.5 kilometres (2 mi), west of the city's central business district.[2]

OverviewEdit

UAP Tower is owned by UAP Old Mutual Group, a financial services conglomerate headquartered in Kenya, with subsidiaries in six African countries. It has rentable space that measures 29,000 square metres (310,000 sq ft), and will also house the UAP Old Mutual Group headquarters once it is completely finished. The tower was financed through private equity at a total of 4 billion Kenyan shillings (approximately US$40,000,000 as of 2015).[3] The building opened for business on 5 July 2016 and was 50 percent filled on opening day.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UAPOMH (5 July 2016). "About UAP Old Mutual Tower". Nairobi: UAP Old Mutual Holdings (UAPOMH). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (5 July 2016). "Distance between Nairobi Central Business District, Kenya and Hospital Road, Nairobi, Kenya". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ Andeso, Albert (26 June 2014). "UAP Tower Soars Into Nairobi's Skyline". Nairobi: Construction Kenya. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ Ngugi, Brian (5 July 2016). "UAP Towers rises above market concerns". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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