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Upper Hill is a district of the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. The district has seen an increased in major construction in recent years, with several multinational corporations setting up offices.
Location
Upper Hill is located 4 kilometres (2 mi) by road west of the central business district of Nairobi.[3] The coordinates of Upper Hill are: 1°17'59.0"S, 36°48'58.0"E (Latitude:-1.299719; Longitude:36.816097). Major Constructions. Upper hill has experienced major skyscraper constructions over the last 5 years. Insurance companies, banks, multinationals, hotel chains and other private investors are contributing to the rise of the upper hill skyline. Up until now,the skyline of upper hill, dubbed Africa's high end financial and commercial district is experiencing major highrise constructions. In 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta laid the foundation stone for the 70 storey, 320 metre Pinnacle complex, which will be the tallest building in Africa. Hilton Hotel announced plans to have a 45 storey wing in the Pinnacle complex as their newest property in Upper hill. The same year, Hass Consult embarked on excavation for The Montave, a mixed use development just short distance away from the Pinnacle, with a 3 tower complex including a hotel, office block and residential apartments. In February 2018, Lordship Africa launched their 88 Nairobi condominium in upper hill, poised to be the tallest residential apartments in sub-Saharan Africa upon completion in 2020.


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Overview
Upper Hill was historically one of the residential neighbourhoods of the city of Nairobi, during colonial times. The 280 hectares (700 acres) that comprise Upper Hill were previously owned by Kenya Railways.[5] During the 1990s and early 2000s, as land and office space became scarce and exorbitantly priced in the central business district, businesses relocated to Upper Hill and Westlands, where land and office space were more readily available and less expensive. Today, Upper Hill possesses a new modern skyline that is still being filled by modern skyscrapers of different and prestigious designs in the architectural world.[6][7][8]

Landmarks
In Upper Hill or near the boundaries of the suburb, there are several landmarks, including the following: Britam Tower-A 200 metre skyscraper that houses an insurance company. UAP-OLD MUTUAL tower-A 163 metre tower, the regional headquarters of UAP holdings. Prism tower, a new upscale property along Ngong road. KCB towers- The new headquarters of KCB bank.

Upper Hill District Association, an Association for Upper Hill
The Kenyan regional offices of EMC Corporation
Nairobi Hospital
The headquarters of the Kenyan Ministry of Health
Nairobi Club Ground – An upscale private membership cricket club, with a clubhouse and cricket oval.
The offices of the World Health Organization in Kenya
Upper Hill School[9]
The British High Commission in Kenya[10]
The Kenyan headquarters of the African Development Bank
The Kenyan headquarters of Citibank
The headquarters of Equity Bank
The headquarters of Britam
The headquarters of Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
The headquarters of Zep- Re (PTA Reinsurance)
The headquarters of Teacher Service Commission (TSC)
The East African headquarters of Oxford University Press
The Embassy of Japan
The Embassy of Indonesia
The Embassy of Israel
The headquarters of Old Mutual / UAP Group
The headquarters of the Kenya Accountant and Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB)
Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)
The East and Central African headquarters of Coca-Cola
The Rahimtulla Tower, a twenty-two storey office skyscraper
The Kenyan headquarters of Africaonline, located in the Rahimtulla Tower
The Kenyan offices of the World Bank
The Kenyan offices of the International Finance Corporation
The headquarters of Victoria Commercial Bank, located in Victoria Towers on Kilimanjaro Avenue
Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza (KCB Plaza) – Construction began in December 2010. Occupancy expected in 2013.[11]
See also
Rahimtulla Tower
Abcon Complex & Towers
Westlands
Parklands, Nairobi
Eastleigh, Nairobi

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