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Ten Tallest Buildings In Mombasa And The Architects Who Designed Them

Mombasa city is the second-largest and oldest urban city in Kenya. Situated along the sands of the Indian Ocean, this city is home to some of the most towering buildings in Kenya. With its main income coming from tourism, investors have herded to this city to invest in hotels, lodgings, and residential flats in recent years. This has in turn led to the upgrade of new tall and modern structures in this coastal city. This article highlights some of the tallest buildings in Mombasa and the designers who build them.

Bima Towers

Bima Towers
Bima Towers

Bima towers or Pandya house is one of the most towering buildings in Mombasa advancing up to 220 feets or 67.056 meters above sea level. The building accommodating government offices is situated along Digo road, simply next to Posta Kenya. It was built in the year 1982 by an American company by the name Twinlight Company limited. The 16 story building is home to various offices such as the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment.

Mombasa Trade Center

Mombasa Trade Center
Mombasa Trade Center

The Mombasa Trade Center, famously comprehended as the Central tower or Ambalal House, is among the most towering buildings in Mombasa. The high-rise building is found along Nkrumah road off Mikindani Street & opposite Mount Kenya University (MKU) Building. The building was finished in 1981 and reaches up to 144 feet or 44.0 meters beyond sea level. The 13 floor building which was developed and built by MMC Africa limited, is a commercial property that houses restaurants, shops & other businesses.

Kizingo Towers

Kizingo towers is another tall tower reaching 81.44 meters above sea level. The groundbreaking of the construction began in 2014 and was brought to fulfillment in 2017 when it was available for use by the public. It serves as a commercial plaza, residential place and has a section of high-end offices available. A.D. Designs Architects constructed the 22 floors high-rise building. There is an continued Phase 2 project of other Kizingo residential buildings being undertaken by Husrah Consultants Limited as engineers, Dhaby Architects & associates as the lead Architect and Premvee builders as the Contractors.

Jaffery Complex

Jaffery complex enters the list of the tallest buildings in Mombasa. The building reached up to 79 meters above sea level and was finished in late 2019. The building has 20 floors and is primarily used as a residential place holding three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses. Nadeem Builders Limited constructed the tower which is located along Mtwapa road.

Aum Towers

The list of most towering buildings in Mombasa couldn’t be finished without Aum towers. Located near the posh neighborhoods of Nyali, this building goes up to 79 meters above sea level. The 22-floor building is the headquarter of Aum Insurance Brokers Limited. Manish Solankis Architects designed the building which was completed in 2020.

Likoni Towers

Likoni towers is also among the most towering buildings in Mombasa. Found along Nyerere Avenue, this building mainly serves as a residential place. Masta D-signs Limited constructed the 16 high-rise-story building in conjunction with Mastacad Designs and interiors. The building goes up to 71 meters above sea level and presents two-bedrooms, three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses to let.
Ocean View Residency
Ocean View Residency is a high-rise structure that serves as a residential place. It is found along Mwamba Avenue and goes up to 70.33 meters above sea level. The design of the building started in 2017 and was brought to fulfillment in late 2019. It has 19 floors and was completed by Marriott IPS architects.

Ganjoni Towers

Ganjoni towers is found at the heart of Mombasa city along Sauti ya Kenya road. The structure which reaches up to 59.23 meters above sea level was built from 2015 – 2017 by Southern Engineering Company Limited. The building has 16 floors and is operated as a commercial plaza for shops and headquarters and a residential place.

TSS Towers

TSS Towers is among the most prominent and tallest buildings in Mombasa. The building reached up to 59.2 meters above sea level and was completed in the 1990s. It is a high-rise tower with 16 floors which are mainly used as commercial slots and offices. It is found opposite Cathedral Catholic Church along Nkrumah Road, Mombasa.

Cannon Towers

Cannon Towers completes the list of top ten tallest buildings in Mombasa as of January 2022. The building is one of the city’s milestones and reaches up to 49 meters above sea level. The structure which has 13 floors was built by Sendrum II Limited Company and offers retail and office slots to the public. It is found along the famous Moi Avenue next

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