The tallest tower in the region was Britam Tower: 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. 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. It currently ranks as the tallest building in Kenya.
Britam Tower is a modern commercial office building, designed to international standards.It is 133 meters high with a spire of 67 meters at the top of the building. This brings the total building height to 200meters making it the tallest building in Kenya and the 3rd tallest in Africa.
The tower has an area of 31,500 square meters lettable office space in a building of 31 storey and has an adjacent 11 storey parking silo. This together with the 3 basement parking levels that has an accommodation for 1,000 cars. It encompasses a simple, rational three-dimensional Geometry.
The iconic skyscraper offers panoramic and breathtaking views of the capital and surrounding areas, like the Nairobi National Park.On clear days, both Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can be seen from the top of the building.
||1,795 metres (5,889 ft)
||7 Billion Kenyan Shilling (US$70 Million)
||200.1 metres (656 ft)
||160 by 150 metres (520 ft × 490 ft)
||31,500 m2 (339,000 sq ft)
||Chris Kroese, GAPP
Architects and Urban Designers
- Total lettable area over 33,000 m2
- International parking standards , that is 3 parking bays for every 100 square metres Of lettable, which is the highest parking ratios in Nairobi.
- Stringent fire safety and security provisions
- High speed lifts of 6 m’s and 4m/s to enhance accessibility
- All floors have assisted bathrooms
- Rain water harvesting and greywater recycling
- Building designed to achieve maximum natural ventilation and daylight
- Green building
- Britam Tower was named the top skyscraper in Africa in the global architecture awards announced in Germany.
- Britam Tower received the Emporis Skyscraper Award, becoming the only skyscraper in Africa to feature among the top 10 buildings in the world in the award’s 19-year history.
Britam Tower Location
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).
It is the tallest building in East Africa and at 195 meters, the 7th tallest building in Africa located in Upper hill Nairobi .This landmark and iconic development consists of 31 storey office tower with a 10 storey parking annex adjacent to the offices. Designed as a Grade an A office tower, the state of the art project anticipates occupation by multi-national companies. Construction commenced in 2012 and will be completed in mid 2017.
Britam Tower Overview
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 12 Storey Car Park that can accommodate up to 1,000 vehicles.
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.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0705 100 100
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