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Karachi Financial Towers (KFT)

In order to create a lifestyle for the “Generation Y” of Karachi and international investors, the Company has acquired a piece of land measuring 12,950 sq yard from Pakistan Railway, situated at I. I. Chundrigar Road. The title of the land has been transferred in the name of the Company. KFT complies with the strategies and framework set within the Karachi International Financial Centre (KIFC) Master Plan which provides a flexible framework for the long term development of the site. KFT will also benchmark and generate design guidelines for property development while the overall quality of environment and functional efficiency is maintained throughout the KIFC Master Plan.

The site is situated at the midpoint of I. I.Chundrigar Road, which is the main hub of economic activity and the busiest road in the Central Business District of Karachi. The site is adjacent to Karachi City Railway Station. The main access to the site is from 100 meters wide I. I.Chundrigar Road which leads to M. A. Jinnah Road, where Karachi Port is located. All services and utilities shall be linked up from I. I. Chundrigar Road.

Basic Information

The two towers are identical and rise in terms of numbers of floors and height. The building comprises 3 levels of basements, 2 levels of Retail, 5 levels of podium parking and 33 levels of office spaces above the podium level. Gross Floor Area of KFT is more than 1.4 million sq ft. The net saleable area of each floor shall be in the range of 16,500 to 17,300 sq ft.

Where the sky bridge pierces through the twin towers, there will be a 6 storey void (24 to 29 levels) created to house the recreational facilities like swimming pool and the garden terrace. The sky bridge shall be occupied by an Elite Businessmen Club.

The podium and the basement will contain the retail and parking provisions. Over 1,800 car parking spaces will be provided.

• Karachi Building & Town Planning Regulations 2002
• International Building Code 2003
• Building Energy Codes of Pakistan
• Uniform Mechanical Codes
• Codes and Standards of National Fire Protection Association
• CIBSE Guide Lines
• British Standards/EN Standards for each system
• Illumination Engineers Society Codes
• I.E.C Standards

The building shall be equipped with the following latest and state of the art services and systems:

• Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation
• Electrical services including power, lighting, telephone, data etc
• Fire protection services including fire alarm system
• Plumbing and Drainage services
• Smoke Management system
• Security system
• Vertical Transportation services


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News as of July,14th.

Work has begun on what will be the first and tallest commercial skyscraper venture in Pakistan.

Named Karachi Financial Towers (KFT), the project is aimed at the burgeoning "Y Generation", the marketing speak for yuppies and international investors.

Elegance, the perfect environment and being able to provide everything the modern worker and consumer could desire appear to be the main criteria for this scheme, which according to the proposed plans may be realized as soon as the summer of 2010.

With the tallest standing at a respectable 198 metres high, the complex features twin oval shaped towers with sloping roof-lines that are arranged perpendicular to each other and joined together by a sky bridge. The edges looking out are partially balconied creating exterior space for the buildings inhabitants.

Sited centrally in Karachi's main business district, the towers will cover a whopping 130,000 square metres and will feature identically three levels of basements, two levels of retail space, five levels of podium parking providing approximately 1800 parking spaces and thirty three levels of above podium, grade A office space.

Where the sky bridge impales the towers at floors 24-29 a leisure zone will feature containing the usual facilities such as a swimming pool and a gardened terrace open to the elements and complete with stunning views of the surrounding area. The Sky Bridge itself will be home for an Elite Business Club, perfect positioning to view the minions busy at work over a glass or two of chilled champers.

Developers Enshaa NLC are billing the build as state of the art which compared with the rest of the world may be a bit of a overstatement compared to the high-tech gloss of London or Shanghai but, as a first tower of its kind in the country its appearance alone marks a step forwards by Pakistan to modernity.

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So Here's how the building is:
- 2 levels of retail
- 5 levels of podium parking
- 33 levels of office.

Now we know the height, and number of floors and status. Time to change the name of the thread to

KARACHI | Financial Towers | 198m x 2 |40fl |U/C
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