, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 4 – Sanlam Kenya has said its Sh2.7 billion headquarters along Nairobi’s Waiyaki Way will be ready for occupation in a few months.
The Group’s Chief Executive Mugo Kibati says the 18-storey building will allow Sanlam integrate its different business units and will feature a client service centre.
He further says the company is in the process of selling Sanlam House in Nairobi’s Central Business District at a reserved price of Sh460 million.
Sanlam becomes the latest financial services company to construct headquarters outside the CBD after Britam, KCB and UAP opened high rise offices in Upperhill, Nairobi.
Kibati said several local and international firms have already expressed an interest to take up lettable Grade-A commercial office space ahead of its formal opening.
The new building features 140,000 square feet of office space.
“As part of our growth strategy, we are looking forward to integrate and unify all our businesses under one brand to afford our clients convenience in solutions and services,” Kibati said, adding that, “To further advance the strategy and ensure full integration, plans said are now in high gear to facilitate our registered office relocation from the iconic Sanlam House base in Nairobi CBD to the ultra-modern Sanlam Tower complex.”
Constructed by Seyani Brothers, with project management oversight by Acorn Management, the new Sanlam Tower spots a panoramic view of Nairobi city from the top floors with a generous natural lighting and reduced glare on its façade.
To guarantee its environmental sustainability, Sanlam tower has been fitted with a range of automated smart building amenities.
Tenants at Sanlam Tower will also enjoy ample parking with more than 400 reserved bays.