UAP Old Mutual Tower – Upper Hill
Ideally located at the heart of the Upper Hill financial district, UAP Old Mutual Tower is so much more than Nairobi’s highest point. The Tower on the Hill marks a new milestone in the evolution of the Nairobi skyline. The brainchild of the UAP Old Mutual Group, the 33-storey UAP Old Mutual Tower stands at an impressive 163 meters tall, or 5,700 feet above sea level, higher into the Nairobi sky than any other building. The achievement of UAP Old Mutual Tower is a metaphorical statement that Nairobi has earned her place as a global financial center and the gateway to business in the East and Central Africa region. This spectacular building also stands as a testament to UAP Old Mutual Group’s stability, vision and its dependability as a leading regional financial services organization.
Designed to aim Higher
UAP Old Mutual Tower raises the stakes in Nairobi’s commercial real estate game by bringing to the table a whole new level of aesthetic finesse in corporate space. Through a courageous vision combined with a well-designed plan and professional project management, UAP Old Mutual Tower has managed to create an architectural masterpiece and an inspirational visitor experience. The lobby area is open, spacious and bathed in natural light. Above, an acid-etched glass bridge spans the lobby connecting the two sides of the mezzanine floor. The exterior lighting design is still a well-kept secret. Suffice to say that the ‘Tower on the Hill’ will be a well-known and highly visible Nairobi landmark for many years to come. Also among the cutting-edge finishes will be an ingenious ‘live wall’ that will seamlessly incorporate benefits such as dampened noise pollution and purified air.
Higher value in office space
UAP Old Mutual Tower is poised to set a new benchmark for sustainable building standards within Nairobi’s commercial development arena. Green practices aimed at reducing tenants’ utility costs, as well as building operating costs, have been an integral part of the UAP Old Mutual Tower vision since its inception. Creating a cleaner,healthier working environment will inevitably boost employee productivity. These features, coupled with open plan offices that allow efficient and flexible planning of work spaces, a highly efficient ICT and fibre backbone infrastructure and two 900KVA synchronized back-up generators, make for an assurance of efficiency in operations for value-conscious business owners. A generous tenant parking ratio of 1:300 – in contrast to the more typical 1:1000 – as well as a parking section dedicated for visitors is supported by a highly secure yet friendly parking management system.
Higher benchmarks for security
The welfare of tenants and visitors is of utmost importance and UAP Old Mutual Tower has been designed with an impressive network of advanced security and safety systems. International standards in security have guided the design of the Tower. The features that have subsequently emerged include:
- A cutting-edge control room forming the heart of the Tower’s security;
- Dedicated security desks at the basement and ground floor;
- Provision for ICT fibre and copper backbone infrastructure;
- Intercom system and scanners to serve common installations in the building;
- CCTV cameras in public areas and entrances;
- Turnstiles and automatic bollards at building entrances;
- Security controlled parking management;
- 24-hour security support;
- Modern fire and safety features including Fire Detection and Alarm Warning Systems; and
- Well established fire escape routes and modern fire-fighting equipment and sprinkler systems.