Finally all those stalled and proposed projects for Changamwe will finally see the light. Buildings should at least soar maybe to 20+ floors and cater for port businesses and their offices, hotels etc.One such development is the Airport Centre Mall, located at the heart of the densely populated Changamwe area. It will sit on 2.5 acres a kilometre from the airport turn-off as one drives towards Magongo.
The directors, Mr Abdulsalaam Noorani and Mr Imran Noorani, broke ground this week, and bookings have already hit the 70 per cent mark. “The Sh700 million investment will have a ground and first floor, with the built up area measuring about 172,000 square feet. It will have more than 250 parking slots on the ground floor and basement,” Imran said.
It will be the first modern Mall in Changamwe, and is expected to change the outlook of commercial properties in the area. The groundwork commenced on the 15th of February 2016 and the project is anticipated to take a span of eighteen months for completion, that is, late 2017.
According to Mr Imran, the choice of location was informed by ease of access not only or the residential estates within the area, but also by its proximity to industrial companies and the Moi International Airport.
The expansion of the roads in Changamwe, which form an important cluster around Mombasa port, will incorporate the construction of interchanges and overpasses on an eight-lane highway. There will also be access roads to the Airport Centre mall.
“We have one of the largest supermarket chains in the country as our anchor tenant while various service and utility providers have booked space. This will bring services closer to the people of Changamwe,” Imran said.
Meanwhile, Mr Davis Kithiki of DK Real Estate Ltd said ridding Changamwe and Magongo of trucks will open them up for big-time residential and commercial investments since it will take less than 15 minutes to commute from Mombasa Island.