Hass Petroleum Group has signed a Sh20 billion deal with a Chinese company for the construction of Africa’s tallest building.
The China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) will construct Hass Towers, a mixed use development which will stand over 300 metres tall in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.
Hass Towers will dwarf some of Nairobi’s skyscrapers and reach higher than South Africa’s Carlton Centre, which at 223 metres is the continent’s tallest building.
“Hass Group awarding the contract to CSCEC demonstrates a stronger growing economic partnership between the Chinese Government and the Kenyan Government,” said Hass Petroleum Group chairman Mr Abdinassir Hassan.
Construction will begin in April with the building’s completion slated for 2020.
The 67-storey Hass Towers will include office space along with a retail and entertainment complex.
It will also be the home of Nairobi’s third Hilton Hotel.
There is a Hilton Hotel in the capital’s central business district (CBD) while the Hilton Garden Inn is under construction near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).