Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza
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|Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza|
|Top floor||99 m (325 ft)|
|Floor area||228,330 sq ft (21,213 m2)|
The skyscraper will be located in Upper Hill, approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, west of the central business district of Nairobi. The coordinates of the building are: 1° 18' 0.00"S, 36° 48' 48.00"E (Latitude:-1.300000; Longitude:36.813333).
When complete, KCB Plaza will have twenty-one storeys consisting of approximately 171,800 square feet (15,960 m2) of rentable office space and enough parking for about four hundred fifty automobiles. Construction began in December 2010 and is expected to last two years. Occupancy of the completed building is expected to commence in January 2013. The building will have as its main tenant, Kenya Commercial Bank, which will relocate its headquarters from Kencom House in the central business district, to KCB Plaza in Upper Hill.
The building is owned by the Kenya Commercial Bank Employee Pension Fund, who are footing the US$26 million (KES:2.1 billion) construction bill. In April 2012, Kenyan press reports indicated that the rentable space inside the building had been increased to 228,330 square feet (21,213 m2). The main contractor is China Wu Yi Company Limited. KCB Plaza is expected to be one of the tallest skyscrapers in Nairobi at the time of its completion.