Coca-Cola East and Central Africa
Business Unit Head Office
In 2006 The Coca-Cola Company Ltd made a decision to build
their regional East & Central Africa Office Headquarters in the
Upper Hill area of Nairobi. This head offi ce is the headquarters of
their operations in 27 African countries. Following an architectural
design competition in late 2007, GAPP Architects & Urban
Designers of South Africa, in association with Triad Architects, were appointed the Project Architects.
The resultant building, completed in August 2008 within a construction period of 13 months, is a landmark in the city of
The new Coca-Cola Regional Headquarters building concept was
derived from the Coca-Cola brand ribbon and boasts of many
features that make it a truly unique building that is both refreshing
and inspiring. The building boasts of many “Green” features that
include solar heating, rain water harvesting, power conservation
devices and a green roof garden that acts as a recreation area
and ensures that there is minimal heat gain in a large portion of
the building through the roof top.
The new building has state-of-the-art IT, audio visual and security
systems that together with all the other building systems are
managed through a building management system (BMS). Apart
from offi ces, the building has a large auditorium that seats 200
people, a gymnasium, staff canteen and extensive external
Construction started in July 2007 and was completed in August 2008 within programme and budget.
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