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Old May 26th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #241
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Britam Tower | Upper Hill

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1551469


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  • Height: 192m to spire
  • Floors: 40
  • Developer: British American Insurance
  • Location: Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi



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Old May 26th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #242
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Nairobi top as Africa reels in investors
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Nairobi is one of the continent’s emerging business hubs owing to its strategic location within the region. Her main competitors are Johannesburg, Cairo and Lagos.

As the real estate sector continues to set the pace for economic growth worldwide, Africa is the continent to watch as far as wealth creation in the segment is concerned. According to the newly released Wealth Report 2014 by the world’s largest independent property consultancy firm, Knight Frank, the continent is home to half of the world’s luxury market.

The worldwide assessment report says the last few years have seen a radical re-evaluation of how the rest of the world sees Africa in view of its economic growth and new business hubs that are reeling in investors in real estate. The report says Africa is not just a place to live but also a popular place in which to invest, accounting for 24 per cent of investment portfolios by the world’s richest. 40 per cent of the respondents said their clients had increased their allocation to property last year.

And Nairobi is among the best. “This [ Nairobi] is the most important African business centre between the Mediterranean and Johannesburg. International companies recognise that there is too much going on in Africa to run their entire operations out of South Africa. Google, JPMorgan Chase, Colgate-Palmolive: they’re all here,” says Anthony Havelock, Knight Frank’s Head of Agency in Kenya.

The report, which is based on the responses from the world’s ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), states that the continent is ripe for the expansion of its wealth portfolio in comparison to the established markets.

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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:21 AM   #243
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Terminal 1A | Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=511237


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  • Capacity: 2.5 million
  • Cost: $80 million

Following the partial airport fire last year, JKIA's new Terminal 1A facility has opened:















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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:22 AM   #244
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UAP Tower | Upper Hill

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=983042


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  • Height: 143m
  • Floors: 35
  • Developer: UAP Group
  • Location: Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi



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I like how it echoes some Art Deco features. Very nice.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #246
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UAP Tower update:


UAP Tower - Nairobi, Kenya by SE9 London, on Flickr


KICC Rooftop - Nairobi, Kenya by SE9 London, on Flickr


KICC Rooftop - Nairobi, Kenya by SE9 London, on Flickr


KICC Rooftop - Nairobi, Kenya by SE9 London, on Flickr
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Prism Tower | Upper Hill

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1415140

Official website: http://www.kingsdevelopers.com/index...=article&id=53



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  • Floors: 32
  • Developer: King's Developers
  • Location: 3rd Ngong Avenue, Upper Hill, Nairobi

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Garden City | Thika Road

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1513841

Official website: http://gardencity-nairobi.com/



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  • Cost: $322 million
  • Retail space: 50,000m²
  • Apartments: 400









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Two Rivers | Gigiri

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1564413

Official website: http://www.tworivers.co.ke/



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  • Retail space: 47,000m²
  • Office space: 10,000m²





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FCB Tower | Kilimani

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616551


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  • Developer: First Community Bank
  • Architect: Morphosis Architects
  • Floors: 20



Construction progress at FCB, photo by Fwesa:

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Hazina Trade Centre | CBD

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1395838


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  • Developer: NSSF
  • Height: 180m
  • Floors: 38



Hazina Trade Centre starting to rise. Photo by zacmwanzia:

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Old October 4th, 2014, 09:32 PM   #252
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The Hub | Karen

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=109402809



Construction progress at Karen's new shopping centre:



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Old October 4th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #253
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The Residences at General Mathenge | Westlands

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1731295





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Old October 4th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #254
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The Mirage | Westlands

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1544326



Another residential development under construction in Westlands:



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Old October 8th, 2014, 11:03 AM   #255
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Jabavu Village Towers | Upper Hill

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=118020986


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  • Location: junction of Upper Hill Road and Haile Selassie Avenue
  • Developer: Jabavu Village Limited
  • Height: 212m and 137m
  • Floors: 45 and 30


New project proposed for Nairobi. At 212m, it will become the tallest in Kenya and 2nd tallest in Africa:

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City's tallest building to rise 45 floors at Upper Hill
The Star | 7 October 2014

THE National Environmental Management Authority has received a proporsal from a firm planning to build a yet another tallest twin tower commercial building in Nairobi.

Last Friday, Nema said in a Kenya gazette notice that it has received a proposal from the Jabavu Village Ltd to build a 45-story building.

Nema said in a special notice on October 3 that it is currently receiving public inputs on the environmental impacs of the proposed building before approving it.

The building will be constructed on a 2.5 acre plot at the junction of Upper Hill Road and Haile Selassie Avenue.

“The project will entail putting up a mutilple use premise that will comprise two towers, one approximately 212.40 metres high and the other one of about 137.4 metres high and associated facilities like parking bays,” Nema said.

The structure will cost the developer Sh3.78 billion, according to the budget proposals submitted to Nema.

The design for the proposed complex provides for the construction of four components; a commercial one of about 30,000 square meters of total floor area and a residential component of about 10,000 square meters of total floor area.

There will also be a hotel of about 15,000 square meters of total floor area and a residential component of about 12000-15000 square meters.


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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:56 AM   #256
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Avic International to Build Africa HQ in Nairobi
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9 October 2014
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Global Chinese manufacturing firm AVIC International Holding Corporation is expected to invest over Sh17.8 billion ($200million) in setting up its Africa Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Speaking during the launching ceremony in Nairobi, Avic International Africa Director Huang Hong You said they had decided to build their Africa headquarters in Nairobi not only due to their close relationship with, Kenya but due to the conducive business environment in the country.

"Our company has set up holding subsidiaries in major cities across China; has established over 110 branches in more than 50 countries and owns eight listed companies. In Africa, we have around 20 branches, and Kenya is planned as our headquarters in Africa," Huang said.

The project will cover 2,500 square meters on the seven-acre piece of land in Westlands in Nairobi and will include offices, residential units, commercial units and a hotel.

The company says during the five year construction period, the project is expected to create at least 2,000 jobs and over 3,000 jobs once complete.

"We have received a lot of support from the Kenyan government in this project and we are very grateful. We hope to create employment and help in making Kenya an investment hub in the continent,' Avic International President Wu Guangquan said.
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Nairobi ranked third most attractive city to investors in Africa
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Kenya ranks amongst three nations perceived to be the most attractive investment destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa, a new study shows.

The other countries according to the survey by global consultancy firm Ernst & Young include South Africa and Nigeria. These countries account for over 40 per cent of the total foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the continent, according to the survey whose findings were released yesterday.

Angola, which is the fourth-largest recipient of FDI projects is similarly perceived to be the fourth-most attractive investment destination.

“However, investors who are not yet established in Africa are less aware of opportunities in countries other than South Africa,” the report says.

According to the report, Africa’s cities are now emerging as the hotspots of economic and investment activity on the continent. “Transport corridors and trade routes are being developed to connect these cities, transforming them into sizeable urban clusters, large enough for consumer-facing companies to target,” says report.

The report says nearly 70 per cent of the respondents to the survey stressed the significance of cities and urban centres in their investment strategy in Africa.

In terms of perception, city attractiveness closely mapped country appeal with half of the respondents quoting South African city as their first option.

According to the report dubbed ‘2014 Africa Attractiveness’, Johannesburg is considered the most attractive city in which to do business ahead of Cape Town. Nairobi and Lagos are ranked as the third and fourth most attractive cities respectively. In North Africa, Casablanca, Cairo and Tunis are perceived as the top three cities in which to do business.
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Solarcentury to build the largest carport solar PV system in Africa at Garden City, Nairobi
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October 2014


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Solarcentury is to design and construct Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) carport on the uppermost storey of a car park at Garden CityMall, part of the new 32-acre integrated residential, retail park, hotel and office development on Nairobi’s Thika Superhighway. Solar power generated by the 858 kWp PV system will be used by the retail tenants.

“We are incredibly proud to be bringing our second dual-mode solar system to Kenya, this time to build East Africa’s largest rooftop system,” commented Dr. Dan Davies, Director for Solarcentury in East Africa.

3,300 PV panels to generate 1.256 MWh of solar power annually

The solar installation will be financed under NVI Energy’s Solar4Africa, a 12 year financed solution that enables Garden City to harness the power of renewable energy, overcoming many of the barriers that can frequently beset commercial solar projects.

As well as providing shade, the 3,300 solar PV panels on the carports will generate 1.256 MWh of solar power per year, and cut carbon emissions by around 745 tonnes annually.

The dual-mode technology is a highly innovative energy solution that provides solar energy in the daytime, meaning less is used from the grid; and when the grid is down, the system also reduces the consumption of costly diesel back up.

Essentially, the PV system is able to operate in either mode. This dual-mode system ensures a consistent energy supply whilst reducing diesel and grid consumption, so as well as being a more environmentally friendly energy solution, it helps reduce energy bills for Garden City’s retail tenants, Solarcentury emphasizes.

The dual-mode is perfect for urban areas where land is at a premium yet energy needs to be supplied near to demand, the company notes. Installing the panels on the roof of a car park makes use of otherwise functionless roof space. The technology is also being used in East Africa’s largest ground mount system for Williamson Tea in Kenya, reducing the company’s energy bills by around a third.

The installation of the solar panels will help Garden City achieve its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The new development is set to be a showcase for environmental design, incorporating a range of energy saving solutions.
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Kenya to host Africa's biggest convention centre
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October 2014
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The Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to build Africa's biggest convention centre as it seeks to diversify tourism products.

The facility to be called Bomas International Conference and Exhibition Centre will sit on a 82-acres at the current Bomas of Kenya grounds.

The centre will have a 15,000 capacity exhibition space, 10,000-delegate capacity conference centre, five luxurious hotels with a total capacity of 2,000 beds, presidential pavilions, VIP pavilions, fully furnished apartments, coffee shops and business centres among others.

The hotels will range from 2-star to 7-star and will cater for all categories of exhibitors and conference tourists. South Africa's Cape Town International Convention Centre ( CTICC) is the biggest in Africa.

Kenya is using CTICC and London's World Travel Market Centre as benchmarks as the country seeks to attract business travellers in its bid to achieve a target of about three million tourists annually by 2017. The Bomas centre will be strategically placed, 11 kilometres from the city centre and just a stone's throw away from Nairobi National Park.
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