Hass Group has announced that it has signed a Sh. 20 billion agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to construct the tallest building in Africa.
Hass Towers, an iconic mixed use development is set to open its doors in 2020, in Nairobi’s business district of Upper Hill.
The Chinese contractor is currently ranked as the biggest construction company in the world.
“It has not been an easy road. CSCEC went through a rigorous tender system, which they won over ten international companies including European, Turkish as well as other Chinese competitors. Hass Group awarding the contract to CSCEC demonstrates a stronger growing economic partnership between the Chinese Government and the Kenyan Government, and is a testament to Kenya’s economic and political stability. This project will give CSCEC a majestic entry point into Africa,” said Chairman of Hass Petroleum Group, Mr Abdinassir Ali Hassan.
Construction of the foundations for Hass Towers is due to start in April this year when the project will be officially be launched in Kenya. Once complete, this record-breaking mixed use development will include Grade A offices, a five-star Hilton hotel, plus a luxury retail and entertainment complex.
Standing over 300 metres high with 67 storeys, the tallest tower is designed to represent ‘the height of African achievement’, considerably taller than the current record holder, the Carlton Centre in South Africa (at 50 floors and 223 m tall).
Currently,Africa’s tallest building is Carlton Center in Johannesburg,South Africa measuring 732 feet or 223m tall with 50 floors,second is Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco at 689 feet with 60 floors completed in 1993,third is Ponte City Apartments in South Africa at 567.7 feet tall ,fourth is 530 feet tall Bahia Center in Oran,Algeria .