The iconic Britam Tower is currently under construction in Upper Hill, Nairobi’s financial hub. It is a commercial investment by the Britam Holdings Ltd, the leading diversified financial services group with interests across the Eastern Africa region.
Britam offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset Management, Banking and Property.
This 32-storey skyscraper is not only the flagship project for Britam’s property portfolio, but also for Vision 2030, Kenya’s economic blueprint.
Upon completion in mid-2016, the tower is projected to be the most prominent building in the Nairobi skyline and the third tallest in Africa.
It will have an area of 31, 500m2 of office space to let, providing Nairobi with a state –of- the –art, commercial building designed to international standards. It encompasses a simple, rational three-dimensional geometry, meeting the client’s brief for a multi-tenanted office building that embodies the qualities of strength and stability.
Timeless and able to age gracefully, Britam Tower will be an inspirational and environmentally friendly building, both inside and out.
Other than the building’s striking form which facilitates floor plates of varying sizes, there are two other notable points of architectural interest. One is the façade which comprises a full-height glass curtain wall, sun screened by a “veil” of ceramic rods. The other is the sculptural feature on top of the building in the form of a 60 metre high mast carrying three helical wind turbines. The turbines will generate electricity and will contribute to the tower’s sustainability features.