CFC Centre is the head office building in Nairobi for Credit Finance Corporation, a banking institution with interests in the insurance business as well. The development comprises five floors of office space totalling 6,000 square metres, an additional 2,000 square metres of auxiliary building and a car parking silo.
The building houses a commercial bank on the lower ground and mezzanine floor and the CFC Head Office with board room, ante room and meeting rooms on the first floor. The other floors are occupied by a wholly owned insurance company.
The site location fronts a busy highway (Chiromo Road), with vehicular access off the back road (Westlands Road).
The orientation of main facades is NE and SW, which necessitated a deep profile facade to cut out most of the sun penetration.
Each floor is approximately 800 square metres net, with the service core placed at one end providing a flexible floor for modern day open plan. Adequate provision has been made for computers, power, data cabling through provision of floor trunking. All floors have been provided with a sprinkler system for fire suppression. The building is naturally ventilated.
Client:Credit Finance Corporation
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Gross Area:8000 sq.metres
Completion : 1998
Project Partner: James Gitoho
Project Architects: Isaac Ogai/ J Gitoho