Accountants' New Office Block Now At 9th Floor Along Thika Road

This upcoming project is slowly dominating the skies along the new Thika Road. ICPAK aims at providing executive office space with ample parking and embrace modern concepts of green architecture including solar energy, natural ventilation and lighting

View of the office block from the ground floor. The structure will rise to 12 Floors.

View of the office block from the ground floor. The structure will rise to 12 Floors.

With the recent completion of Thika Road close to a year ago, investors and local partnerships have descended on the opportunities available to set up infrastructure all lined up to benefit from the highway. The travel time along the highway has been cut by 70% resulting to opening up of areas which were once silent to development.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK) which has its headquarters along Thika Road, embarked on a KShs. 1.3 Billion project that was to see the setting up of a complex having a 12-Floor Office tower, conference facility and serviced apartments. This project will sit on a 2.1 acre plot at KCA, 7 kilometres from the CBD.

Workers busy at the 9th Floor. The contractor has a large local workforce.

Workers busy at the 9th Floor. The contractor has a large local workforce.

Once the office block is complete, one of the noteable tenants will be banks who have yet to make an impact along Thika Road.

Once the office block is complete, one of the noteable tenants will be banks who have yet to make an impact along Thika Road.

Wonderful view of Thika Road from the 9th Floor. This highway cost KShs. 32 Billion.

Wonderful view of Thika Road from the 9th Floor. This highway cost KShs. 32 Billion.

Currently the office tower is under construction and the works have reached the 9th floor. The contract was awarded to China Jianxi (K) International, a Chinese company. The rise to the 12th Floor has been smooth with the contractor citing good relations with the workers and use of advanced methods as a result. However the bulk of the work will be the interior works which will commence once the shell of the structure is complete.

China Jiang Xi Kenya International was recently awarded the contract for the Hazina Trade Center which was commissioned last week. With that move, the Chinese are making their mark in the local construction industry throwing the locally incorporated contractors in jitters.