Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Kenya – 2020

This article will list the ten tallest buildings in Kenya adorning the skyline in 2020. We will discuss how tall they are, who built them as well as their use.

Nairobi, one of the cities in Kenya, has seen an increase in the number of tall buildings. Recently, Nairobi was described as the skyscraper hub.

Let’s, therefore, see whether Nairobi deserves this name below.

List of Tallest Buildings In Kenya 2020

1. Britam Tower

In February 2019, Britam tower was named as the number one top tallest building in Africa by Global architecture awards in Germany.

While ranking among other Skyscrapers in the world, Britam tower is at the tenth position. Britam towers is a property of Britam Properties Limited.

The Atkins company designed this timeless piece. It has 31 storey floors, and it’s about 200 meters tall.

Moreover, this building is the international headquarters of Britam International. Britam is among the top 10 tallest buildings in Kenya.

Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Kenya
Britam Tower – Credits: skyscraper centre

2. UAP Old Mutual Tower

UAP Old Mutual Tower is the second tallest building in Kenya at 163metres long. This building’s design was inspired by the Empire State Building in New York. It is located in the Upper Hill area in Nairobi.

It acts as a testament of UAP Old Mutual financial strength and commitment to serving as a commercial champion in Kenya. The building has 32 floors and has parking that can accommodate 800 cars.

This building is dedicated to office space, and at the moment only 15% of this space is not occupied. This building was completed in 2016.

Tallest Buildings in Kenya
UAP Old Mutual Towers – Credits: Capital Lifestyle.

3. Kings Prism Towers

This the another tallest building in Nairobi. Prism towers are located at Upper Hill Nairobi. This tower is 34 floors featuring a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor sitting areas.

For anyone who would like an opportunity to work in a glass-walled office with all the luxury amenities that one can only dream of, then prism towers are the place to let.

Its design is eyecatching as well, and if you would like to make an excellent first impression to your clients, this tower will do you justice.

Prism Towers is 133 meters long. Moreover, it is developed by King’s developers. Kings Prism is one of the top 10 tallest buildings in Kenya.


Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Kenya
Kings Prism Towers

4. Tallest Buildings in Kenya – Times Tower

Times Tower has stood the test of time. This tower was built by the visionaries of Nairobi as it was completed in 2000.

What’s interesting is that this tower was built to withstand earthquakes. How cool is this! Having been designed by Howard Humprey’s East Africa, Times tower is still a marvel that you can’t ignore.

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Times Tower has 38 floors, and it is used exclusively by the Kenya Revenue Authority. It is 140 meters long. This is one of the tallest buildings in Kenya.

Times Tower

5. Parliament Tower

This is another tall government building in Kenya. Construction works started in 2014. This building is 26 floors tall.

This tower is 125 meters tall, and it was expected to be completed by last year. This building ranks 5th among the top 10 tallest buildings in Kenya.

Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Kenya
Parliament towers

6. Teleposta Towers

Teleposta Towers is the 7th tallest building in Kenya. It is 120 meters tall. Located in the Nairobi CBD along Kenyatta avenue.

This building was opened in 1999. It is 27 floors and was designed by Anthony Gleeson. The ministry of information and technology operates from this building.

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7. Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza

The Kenya Commercial Bank plaza is also located in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi. This building is 109 meters tall. It is 21 meters tall.

The primary tenant of this tower is Kenya Commercial bank, and it is owned by Kenya Commercial Bank Employee fund.


8. Kenyatta International Conference Centre

Kenyatta International conference centre is a premier destination in Africa for all your meeting and conference needs.

It is 105.2 meters tall and has 28 floors. It is located in the Nairobi CBD. KICC is the hub of most of the significant events in Kenya.

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There is even a rumour that one of the top floors revolves around. This is one of the tallest buildings in Kenya.

Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Kenya

9.Social Security Fund

This tallest building in Nairobi has 28 floors and is 103 meters. Moreover, it is located at Upper Hill as well.

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10. I & M Bank Tower

The I & M Bank Tower is 99 meters tall, and it has 18 storey building. I& M ranks among the top 10 tallest buildings in Kenya.

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