The Britam Tower is a commercial building in Nairobi owned by British-American Investments Company (Britam). The skyscraper, the tallest building in Kenya, rises 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.
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.
This award-winning iconic landmark stands majestically in Upperhill, Nairobi with its prismatic shape that host a 63 meters spire at the top that defines the Nairobi skyline.
It was designed through a collaborative effort between GAPP Architects of South Africa and TRIAD Architects, as an investment of British American Insurance Company and is celebrated for its fascinating façade and functional design.
The building has won the following international awards, Emporis Skyscraper Award (2018) placing it as the best Skyscraper in Africa and at tenth position in the world.
Designed to give you a sense of highness, the tower is located off Hospital Road in Upper Hill Nairobi and roughly carries a total of 31,500 square metres of lettable space in its 32 floors. In addition, there is an adjacent car parking silo with 1000 slots and a data centre at the topmost floor. It combines unique architectural and engineering features which add to its spectacular character.
Completed in 2018, Britam tower offers a variety of shapes and sizes to its floors with picturesque sceneries of the city below. It is built to exceptionally relate with its environment by respecting the science of sustainability and energy efficiency. Britam tower has innovative engineering and well-considered geometry that puts it at the world’s spheres of marvelously crafted skyscrapers.
Client: Britam Tower LLP
Project Location: Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Gross Area: 59099.55 sq.metres
Completion : 2018
Project Director: Charles Ndungu
Project Architect: Iqbal Singh Deogun