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Britam wants Kidero to speed up roads construction

Thursday October 15 2015

Britam Towers will be the tallest building in Kenya once complete.

Britam Towers. The building is set to be the tallest building in Kenya once completed. Britam wants Nairobi County to speed up construction of access roads before its launch in October next year. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL| NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By OTIATO GUGUYU
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Financial investments company Britam wants road access to its Upper Hill building, which is set to be the tallest building in Kenya, speeded up before construction is completed next year.

Rising 195 metres above the ground, the 32-storey Britam Towers will be the third tallest building in Africa.

The financial investment company Wednesday announced, at a ceremony attended by Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero, that the final phase of the construction will be finished by October next year .

The construction of the iconic building began in September 2013 and will cost approximately Sh7 billion.

PARKING SILO

Britam’s chief executive Benson Wairegi asked the Nairobi governor to pave a road reserve behind the building to allow its future client access the 12-storey parking silo adjacent to the tower.

The parking silo also boasts three basements and will be able to accommodate over 1,000 vehicles at full capacity.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

“There is this 100 meter stretch of road reserve that connects to Mara Road, which is blocked on one side and we ask you to help tarmac it to allow access to parking area,” he said.

Mr Wairegi also asked Dr Evans Kidero to push for completion of road construction works in the area.

The construction of a 5.4km stretch in the area has been ongoing since May 2012 and was supposed to be completed by August this year.

Road construction at Upper Hill is now expected to be completed by early January next year according to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority.