The iconic University of Nairobi Towers has been officially handed over by the contractor, China Wu Yi to the University of Nairobi Management following its successful completion.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony, the Chairman of Council, Dr. Idle Farah noted that the project was completed within the timelines and within the budget. He took the opportunity to applaud the contractor, China Wu Yi and the lead architects, Waweru Associates. He as well heaped praise on the University Management.
The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, also took the opportunity to thank the contractor for a job well done. He thanked the Council for their continued support over the years. The Council has been very supportive of University endeavours.
Gatheca Waweru, the lead Consultant numerated the various features of the building. The ground breaking was done on June, 17, 2013. The project was successful courtesy of several teams that worked tirelessly to see it through. Key among them are: quantity surveyors, electrical engineers, structural engineers among others. The building will hold student population of 3,500 and it is 89M high.
The University of Nairobi towers has a 24 hour security surveillance system. The building as well boasts of water recycling system. The building uses solar energy and hence the concept of ‘green building’. The building will be used by the School of Business, School of Engineering, Confucius Institute and will be used by staff members and university management; University Council and Senate. Like all state of the art buildings, the building has a helipad. The building has a state of the art ICT services and fire fighting equipment as well.
The University of Nairobi Towers remains to be one of the infrastructural projects undertaken by the University and will be conducive for teaching, learning and conducting research.