The Tallest building in East Africa, GTC has been launched in a colorful ceremony in Nairobi.
The magnificent GTC towers have been officially commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta . The skyscraper is located in Westlands ,Nairobi
The 42 – floor -184-meter skyscraper has been under construction since October 2014. The tallest of the six buildings is 42 floors. 9 floors taller than UAP towers and 10 floors taller than the Times Towers which houses the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
President Uhuru Kenyatta flipped the switch to light up the 42 – floor -184-meter skyscraper to mark its readiness for occupancy.
“As the Government of Kenya, we applaud the AVIC team for this milestone, and as a flagship project in Kenya’s Vision 2030, I am proud to see it come to fruition,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The GTC project is an ultra-premium HOPSCA in Nairobi which boasts East Africa’s tallest office tower, a 35-level hotel tower that will host the star-studded luxury five-star JW Marriot Hotel, 4 residential & serviced apartment towers 24 to 28 levels & a luxury boutique mall.
Since the groundbreaking of the construction of the Global Trade Centre (GTC) project, the investor AVIC International Real Estate (Kenya) Ltd has made direct investment valued at over Ksh 40 billiion. The development has created employment for thousands of Kenyans, and it is bound to create several business opportunities for the Kenyan economy.
“The lighting up of the GTC Office Tower was intended to convey our readiness to lease out office space in the newest addition to the skyline in Nairobi,” said Avic’s Kenya Managing Director, Gong Yuxian.
The skyscraper is situated in Westlands, Nairobi’s emerging central business district, next to Waiyaki way and Forest Road, two of the city’s arterial roads that connect the city’s highway network. Its location is ideal for Fortune Global 500 companies and renowned global corporations looking to leverage the mixed-use development and enjoy the world-class AAA standard office the building offers.
“The GTC Tower was built pegged on the HOPSCA (hotel, office, parking, shopping mall, convention, and apartment) concept for architecture design. The first of its kind in East Africa with an aim to improve the quality of life and to enhance the residential value of the Westland area.” added Yuxian