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Financial investment company Britam is ready to let its 32-storey Britam 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 Sh. 7 billion.

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

Below are the features of Britam Tower:

Status : Available
Transaction Type : For Rent
Type : Commercial building
Location : Nairobi
Community : Upper Hill
Property ID : 190420
Floor Area : 349,240 sq ft

Britam Tower is located in Upper Hill, renowned as East Africa’s Financial Capital and home to top multinationals, government organizations, and several Fortune 500 company headquarters.


A Central Hub for access by road, air, foot or bicycle, offering several public and private transport links. Expanding Infrastructure includes widening of Ngong Road to a dual carriage way, and several new access roads to Mbagathi and Langata Rd.

The Building

Britam Tower is a 31-storey iconic landmark in Nairobi’s skyline, and currently stands as Kenya’s tallest building and the 3rd tallest in Africa.

Iconic Design

Britam Tower’s bold character extends from its height to its modern architecture and brazen facade. Finished with performance glass and shaded with ceramic baguettes, the building’s exterior is not only elegant and inviting, but also allows generous daylight and natural cooling experienced within the internal spaces. The building’s grand entrance opens to a 6-storey atrium with a striking interior finished in high grade materials, and integrated with advanced technology to provide optimal functionality.

360 Degree view

One of Britam Tower’s undeniably best features is its all round inspiring panoramic views.


Natural lighting and cooling created by the terracotta facade shading system and high-performance glass. High and low openable windows on all floors for efficient cross ventilation. Low energy and motion sensitive lighting systems. Water harvesting & recycling through rainwater collection & recycling systems in the washrooms. Eco-friendly construction materials including sourced bamboo cladding in lobbies.

Safety & Security

Controlled access with vehicular and pedestrian entry point security checks. Sprinkler systems on all floors with a security-integrated fire alarm system for easy evacuation. Dedicated fireman lifts, fire doors, pressurised lobbies and emergency exits. Engineered earthquake & impact resistance 24-hour CCTV and manned security services.


Destination controlled lifts with sensors for wheel chairs. High-speed (6m/s) state of the art lifts ensuring shorter lift waiting time. Sustainable floor loading capacity 3 parking bays available per 100 square meters of letting space. Separate silo with over 1,000 parking bays. On-site borehole for consistent and sufficient supply of clean water. Highest telecommunications infrastructure standards. Generator power backup 6 storey atrium with sky-glass Zen Garden.

Floor Plans

Each building level is designed to maximise on floor space. Combined with high ceilings and floor-ceiling glass, Britam tower promotes visuospatial exploration and great natural lighting that is highly conducive to the work environment

Close Proximity

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 17.0 km

Wilson Airport 4.4 km

Central Business District 2.6 km

Yaya Centre Mall 3.6 km

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