Inspired by the Empire State Building in downtown New York, the 33 storey UAP Old Mutual Tower has paved way for many buildings in the Upper Hill area by lobbying the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), City Council and British Council which previously did not permit buildings with more than 20 storeys in the area.
The 5-Billion-shilling project was completed in 2016 and stands at 163 Meters tall, 5700 feet above sea level and has a jaw dropping 800 parking slots.
The iconic tower located in Nairobi’s financial district is not only a landmark in the area but it’s a beacon and testament of UAP Old Mutual Group’s strength, stability, vision and commitment as an integrated financial services champion.
The building is mainly dedicated to office spaces and is currently at 85% occupancy with banks and government agencies like Co-operative Bank, Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), Kenya Investment Authority, Financial Reporting Centre, Amity Global institute amongst others.
The building occupies 2.15 acres and takes pride in its green features like the water efficiency toilet and tap system and tank-less water heaters that eliminate energy costs. The tower is also equipped with daylight-controlled lighting systems and double glazed windows that make the building naturally cooler by keeping out vapour.
The skyscraper is also equipped with supper fast lifts that will take you to the 32nd floor in a matter of seconds.
The observation deck offers 360 degree views of Nairobi and an awesome perspective of other skyscrapers in the city, The Eye of Kenya and Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro on a clear blue sky.
In the night time, the tower illuminates Nairobi sky line with these colourful LED lights.