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The largest building integrated with photo-voltaic installation in Africa,

where the I&M Bank Ltd new headquarters are located, has been completed in Nairobi, Kenya.

Some of world's leading companies, among them LDK Consultants, have prepared and implemented this iconic project.

The key design idea is that the building’s huge photovoltaic glass (2,200 m²), its 9-storey naturally ventilated atrium and the glazed skylight act as a solar panel.

LDK Africa Limited provided the Preliminary Design, Detail Design, Construction Design and Site Supervision of the building’s MEP installations. In detail:
Water Supply / Sewage and Rainwater / HVAC / Electrical power (Medium voltage and Low voltage networks, Substation, Generators, Earthing) / Voice – Data / Security Systems (CCTV, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Electric Fence) / Fire Fighting / Fire Detection / Earthing and Lightning Protection System / Building Management System (BMS)

In order to have an idea of the project’s size and complexity, here are the building’s main components:

  1. Four basements providing Parking spaces for the building and M/E areas (17,800 m2)
  2. Ground floor with retail/commercial use (1,390 m²)
  3. Nine office floors including the Bank use and a Library on the 9th floor (9,000 m²)
  4. A roof top area for common use (530 m²)
  5. Data center of Tier 2 to 3 and IT Department for the bank use (1,280 m2)

The total built up area is estimated to be 30,000 m².

Since 1968, LDK Consultants is offering services linked to sustainable development and is delivering state of art energy efficiency and environmental projects.
LDK Consultants is a Group of 9 consulting and engineering companies with offices in Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Jordan, Kenya, Romania and Serbia.

The LDK Group is a trusted partner of international funders, investors and policy makers and is contributing with its blend of expertise in engineering and policy advice; its constant collaboration with the public and private sector is undoubtedly promoting the sustainability of the economy and environment worldwide.

The Group’s Engineering & Project Management sector constitutes one of the 6 major lines of service, along with Energy, Environment, Transport Infrastructure, Socioeconomic Development and Information Dissemination.

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