Britam Tower

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Britam Tower
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Britam Tower is located in Kenya
Britam Tower
Location Within Kenya
General information
StatusTopped-out
Architectural styleStructural Expressionism
LocationNairobi, Kenya
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]
Cost7 Billion Kenyan Shilling (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
ArchitectChris Kroese, GAPP Architects and Urban Designers
Website
www.britam.com

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]

Location[edit]

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]

Overview[edit]

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 developments[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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