Kenyan has made a significant step in the construction sector with many tall buildings coming up. There are many buildings coming up in major towns like Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenya is among the top countries in Africa with the tallest buildings. Most of the tallest buildings in Kenya are in Nairobi. In this article, we will look at some of the tallest buildings in Kenya.
1. Britam Tower
- Height: 200m
- Floors: 31
Britam Tower is the tallest building in Kenya and the second tallest in Africa. It was completed in 2017 and is located on Hospital Road, Upper Hill. Britam Tower is owned by a British-American Investments Company.
The building has a prism-like shape and is the international headquarters for Britam. The building has space to let for commercial purposes and also has a 12 storey car park for up to 1,000 cars.
2. Nairobi GTC Office Tower
- Height: 184m
- Floors: 43
Nairobi GTC Office Tower is the second tallest building in Kenya. It was completed in 2020 and is located in the Westlands along Chiromo Road. It hosts the headquarters for the Chinese Avic firm in Africa. Avic is planning to set up a hub in Westlands occupying a 7.5-acre piece of land.
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3. UAP Old Mutual Tower
- Height: 163m
- Floors: 33
UAP Old Mutual Tower is the third tallest building in Kenya. It is located in Upper Hill, Nairobi. It was completed in 2016 and is owned by UAP Old Mutual. It hosts UAP Old Mutual headquarters. It has parking that can accommodate up to 800 cars.
4. Nairobi GTC Hotel Tower
- Height: 140M
- Floors: 35
Nairobi GTC Hotel Tower is the fourth tallest building in Kenya. It was completed in 2020 and is located in the Westlands along Chiromo Road. It hosts a five-star JW Marriott hotel that is operated by Marriot Organization.
5. Times Tower
- Height: 140M
- Floors: 38
Times tower was among the tallest building in Kenya until the construction of Britam Towers and other buildings. It is located on Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi. It was completed in 2000 and hosts the KRA headquarters. It also has an 11 storey car park. Its walls have a thickness of up to 0.9 meters that can withstand a strong earthquake.
6. Prism Tower
- Height: 133M
- Floors: 34
Prism Tower is also among the tallest buildings in Kenya. It was completed in 2018 and is located in Upper Hill, Nairobi. It hosts a hotel that has an indoor and outdoor sitting area. It has glass-walled offices to let for commercial purposes. It has a prism-like shape and luxury amenities.
- Height: 126M
- Floors: 24
Le’Mac is also one of the tallest buildings in Kenya. It is located in Westlands and was completed in 2017. The buildings offer offices to let from 1st to 6th floor and two and three-bedroom apartments from 8th to 22nd floor. It is the tallest residential building in Kenya.
It has a transparent glass floor skywalk that gives a stunning view of the surroundings and one can see moving vehicles 126 meters below.
8. Parliament Tower
- Height: 125M
- Floors: 26
Parliament Tower is a government building that is going to become of the tallest buildings in Kenya when complete. Its construction began in 2014 and is going to host offices for Kenyan MPs.
The building is set to cost 5.8 billion and is funded by the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). It is also going to have an underground tunnel that will cross Harambee Avenue to parliament buildings.
9. Teleposta Towers
- Height: 120M
- Floors: 27
Teleposta Towers is the 10th tallest building in Kenya. It is located in the Nairobi CBD along Kenyatta Avenue and was opened in 1999. It hosts Telkom Kenya, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Trade.
10. Kenyan Commercial Bank Plaza (KCB Plaza)
- Height: 109m
- Floors: 24
KCB Plaza is located in Upper Hill Nairobi and was completed in 2015. It mainly hosts the headquarters for Kenyan Commercial Bank. The building cost 2.1 billion and is owned by the Kenya Commercial Bank Employee pension fund.
It is fitted with amenities and can harvest rainwater and also recycle water used in the building to reduce maintenance costs.