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Tallest building in EA ready for letting

Britam Tower.
Britam Tower. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Financial investment company Britam is ready to let its 32-storey Tower in Upper Hill, Nairobi, barely eight months after the firm completed constructing the building.

Rising 195 metres, Britam Tower is the tallest skyscraper in East and Central Africa and the third tallest on the continent.

Its construction started in 2013 and ended in September 2017 at a cost of Sh7 billion.

“Britam Tower is ready to let following the completion of the building late last year,” said Britam Group Managing Director Benson Wairegi.

Located in the upmarket Upper Hill area, the ultra-modern tower has a total lettable space of 350,000 square feet with 1,000 parking bays and is ready for occupation by diplomatic missions, multinationals, private companies, and financial institutions.

The skyscraper comprises two separate buildings, one a 32-storey office tower and the other a 15-storey parking silo with an interlinking bridge at the top-most floor which offers alternative means of evacuation during emergencies.

It also boasts of unique features such as earthquake resistance technology, modern fire safety provisions including pressurised fire escape staircases, and state-of-the-art fire detection and fighting equipment.

An advanced security surveillance system was also put in place and is monitored on a 24-hour basis to boost security.

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