China JiangXi Reaches 7th Floor, a Month Ahead of Schedule at Thika Road Tower

Despite normal construction hurdles, the Chinese contractor for ICPAK, China JiangXi International, has managed to keep works ahead of schedule, currently being left with 5 floors to work on.

The ICPAK tower with 5 floors pending completion.

The ICPAK tower with 5 floors pending completion.

The view of the Nairobi - Thika Highway from the ICPAK tower 7 floors above ground is a remarkable sight, with the highway disappearing into the horizon. China JiangXi, the contractor for the ICPAK Complex, is a month ahead of schedule and hopes to cap-off the tower by the close of the year.

View of Nairobi - Thika highway from the 7th floor.

View of Nairobi - Thika highway from the 7th floor.

The structure has been rising into view since last year when work stated on the KSh 1.3 billion investment which will soon be the tallest along the new highway. The contractor has maintained high standards of work with the use of a more durable formwork and to aid in concrete reduction hollow pot slabs are being used.

Construction workers atop the tower. The black enclosure to the left is the lift core (reservation for the elevator).

Construction workers atop the tower. The black enclosure to the left is the lift core (reservation for the elevator).

The design has adopted a harmonious integration of the proposed development with the existing structures and the surrounding environment, enhanced by a sensual landscape. It has also incorporated modern concepts with a rich architectural language to foster ICPAK's image.

The ICPAK tower has already surpassed the new Teaching Complex in height.

The ICPAK tower has already surpassed the new Teaching Complex in height.

The interior spaces will be flexible and pleasant with modern services incorporated to spur creativity and productivity.