Fidelity Commercial Bank in Kenya has announced plans to construct office blocks in Westlands, Nairobi that will serve as its new headquarters a move it says will boost customer service.
The office blocks estimated to cost US$ 7m, will be made up of a six-storey building and accommodate most of the small lender’s 200 staff. It will also consist of 50,000 square feet of built up area across six floors and two basement levels.
The initiative will eventually satisfy the needs of their customers and have their staff under one roof hence improve operations.
According to Kass Khimji, the bank’s Business Development General Manager, the ground breaking will commence in January next year and hopefully be complete in mid 2017.
“All planning approvals have been granted and ground breaking is projected to begin in January 2016 and hopefully the bank will move into the new building by mid-2017,” said Kass Khimji.
Fidelity Bank has 14 branches in Nairobi and the Coast and the new building will house its main departments that include assets, finance, legal, internal audit and treasury and senior management will also have a branch on the ground floor.
Fidelity Commercial Bank in Kenya now joins a growing list of companies that have been investing heavily in property in Upper Hill and Westlands as more firms move their head offices from the crowded CBD.