British Council, who have a reputation for commissioning high quality architecture, appointed Squire and Partners of London and Triad Architects Nairobi to implement their new project in Nairobi in 2003.
The building is a showcase for British culture and as such high quality design and finish was paramount. Triad worked in collaboration with Squires to develop the design (Squire and Partners were the lead designers).
Triad administered the project locally and provided advice on local finishes, design standards, co-ordinated local consultants and provided contract administration during the construction period.
The site is located next to the British High Commission on Upper Hill and is a sensitive site, and security considerations were uppermost in the design process. The building is fitted with bomb blast resistant windows throughout. High quality health and safety standards were imposed on the contractor.
IT systems were installed to an extremely high specification, part of the British Council’s worldwide network, linking all their facilities. The contract value was $2 million and the project was completed in late 2004.
Client: British Council
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Completion : 2004
Project Partner: Tim Vaulkhard