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Friday 19th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Amazon’s New African Headquarters in Cape Town, South African Gets the Greenlight 

E-commerce tech giant Amazon will have an African base of operations in Cape Town, South Africa.

This comes after the City of Cape Town has given the green light for a new R14 billion development that will host Amazon’s new African headquarters.

The 15-hectare parcel of land has been approved for development by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust.

The development design intends to create a 150 000 sqm2 mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31 900 sqm2 to be used for residential purposes.

“The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the economy and the people of Cape Town in the aftermath of the national Covid-19 lockdown. The City has carefully and thoroughly considered all of the submissions and concerns during the appeal process. We are acutely aware of the need to balance investment and job creation, along with heritage and planning considerations.

It is clear that this development offers many economic, social, and environmental benefits for the area. We are committed to driving investment to revitalize the economy, which is slowly recovering following the impact of Covid-19,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.

Other parts of the development include:

  • 59 600 sqm2 office space
  • 20 700 sqm2 retail space
  • 8200 sqm2 hotel
  • 4100 sqm2 gym, restaurants, conferencing, school and events space

The development of Precinct 1 includes mixed-used and a floor space of approximately 60 000 sqm2. Precinct 2 will house the Amazon headquarters, which is 70 000 sqm2 of floor space. Construction is set to take place over three to five years

Amazon has Amazon Web Services (AWS) offices in the country but does not have a base of operations, so this new development not only is for Cape Town but for South Africa as a whole.

An African headquarters will not only mean more jobs but also ensure that you can get your favorite products online. It is believed that approximately 5 239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone and the project will also create up to 19 000 indirect and induced jobs.

Content courtesy of IOL & Nairobi fashion hub 

The Hub Karen Mall

The Hub Karen Mall is a premier shopping mall located in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Karen Nairobi catering to unique experiences and aims to trigger three of our five senses  Taste, Color and Sound all while placing importance on Real Estate in The Service of the Community.

The Hub Karen is all about experience, The Hub is an environment where you can spend the whole day with all your needs being under one roof; from fashion, to entertainment, to fine dining and beyond. The Hub hosts both local and international retailers all while supporting small businesses.

The Hub Karen has been developed over two phases, the first phase being a 35,000sqm gross area (excluding parking), featuring a retail, offices, medical, wellness centre which opened on February 4th 2016; phase 2 will include more parking and a hotel/conference centre.

A skilled and experienced management company, Broll Property Group Kenya Ltd has been appointed to manage the complex with the mandate to achieve international standards.

We are located in Karen shopping center

Content Courtesy of The Hub Karen & Nairobi Fashion Hub

Westgate Mall

Westgate, Nairobi’s premier shopping mall is East Africa’s finest shopping, leisure and pleasure destination for
millions of resident and international visitors.

With lots of daily, weekly and monthly entertainment options for the
whole family; Westgate is the only shopping mall in East Africa that has shoppers engaged in exciting and enlightening
events for all.

Westgate Shopping Mall attracts a highly cosmopolitan and sophisticated clientele, and reaches a well-defined and
attractive demographic audience.

Located in the heart of Westlands along Mwanzi Road, Westgate Shopping Mall is easily accessible from the city
center and Nairobi environs. Shoppers are assured of an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience in a relaxed
atmosphere; all under one roof. Westgate has ample parking for over 550 cars.

We are Located in the heart of Westlands along Mwanzi Road

Content Courtesy Of Wastgate Mall & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

 

Two Rivers Mall

Two Rivers Development is a vision 2030 accredited development that sits on 102 Acres of Master- planned and Serviced land. The land has a total of 1.3 million square metres of developable bulk on 47.4 acres of land.

The land comprises of serviced plots for commercial, residential and mixed use as well as recreational and utility plots, landscaped areas and infrastructure routes.

The Development is anchored by the Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre that sits on approximately 9.7 acres and has been operational since February 2017. Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre is Jointly owned by Two Rivers Development and Old Mutual Properties.

The Development also houses City Lodge Hotel which opened its doors in March 2018 and sits on 0.74 acres as well as Victoria Commercial Bank Commercial Offices that are under construction and sit on 0.52 Acres.

The remaining land comprises of serviced plots for commercial, residential and mixed use as well as recreational and utility plots, landscaped areas and infrastructure routes.

We are Located on Limuru Road in Ruaka, Nairobi

Content Courtesy Of Two Rivers Mall, Ogeto Evans & Nairobi Fashion Hub

Garden City Mall

Welcome to Kenya’s first integrated residential, retail, and office development, including a three-acre central park, a dedicated children’s play area and generous lawns and gardens.

Garden City is already home to 215 homeowners and residential tenants enjoying private access to our fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, and clubhouse, and the convenience of living alongside a thriving mall with over 100 shops, a range of popular restaurants, bars and cafes, and East Africa’s largest iMax cinema.

Garden City is Kenya’s first Award winning mixed use development a city within a city

These integrated amenities complete ‘the perfect mix’ of the ‘live, work and play’ themed Garden City development and offer excellent add-on value to the anticipated 3,000-strong office community from Garden City Business Park, offering over 20,000 sqm of lettable Grade A offices once completed, plus a healthcare facility, two hotels and over 400 mid-market residential units.

Designed by a team of international architects for both functionality and comfort, Garden City is another world-class real estate development by Actis, the largest real estate private equity investor in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With a 70-year track record of delivering flagship retail, office, residential and industrial assets, since 2006, Actis has invested in eighteen real estate developments in eight cities and seven countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, representing USD $1.3 billion on a gross asset value basis. Over the same period, Actis has invested a total of US $300 million into Nairobi real estate projects alone, including Nairobi Business Park, Junction Mall and Garden City (Mall, Residences and Business Park).

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Thika Road Mall

Thika Road Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in East Africa, with over 100 outlets featuring the best of Kenya’s shopping, eating, banking and entertainment, along with numerous services and amenities for your everyday needs.

Whether you want to buy your weekly groceries at Carrefour, do your banking, buy a unique gift for someone special, or give your children an unforgettable day’s entertainment, the Thika Road Mall has it all.

The Mall is easily accessible off the Thika Superhighway, and has ample parking facilities and transport links. The mall also houses a state of the art conference facility, ideal for exhibitions, conferences and social events.

We are located at Thika Road Junction of Roysabu interchange and Kasarani

Content Courtesy Of Thika Road Mall & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

The Junction Mall

Since opening its doors in November 2004, The Junction has grown to become one of the most sought after shopping mall in Nairobi owing to its expansive size that is home to over 115 stores both leading local and international brands offering wide variety of goods & services.

Visit The Junction and experience the shopping revolution. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Junction because here shopping is all about you!

People love The Junction for over the top shopping experience, its signature restaurants, and recreation as well as entertainment joints.

The Junction Mall which is located on Ngong Road, is a 15 minute drive from the Central Business District. Public transportation can be boarded either from the Railway Station terminus by using public vehicles numbered 2, 111 or 4W or from Kencom using Citi Hoppa buses numbered 24, Taxi’s are also available to and from The Junction.

We are located at Ngong Road Dagoretti Corner Junction 

Content Courtesy Of The Junction Mall & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

 

Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre is a modern multi functional shopping mall, it was founded in the late eighties in Nairobi and is today one of the leading shopping malls housing over 100 shops and office.

YAYA – Y GO Anywhere else? Best describes the centre, with all you need in one place from key cutting, laptop buying, shoe repairs, banking, leisure and beauty, fashion, home ware to your essential food and vegetables, butcher and pharmacy. Food on the 2nd floor with a wide variety of selection from Indian to Chinese to contemporary styles at Saffron, Dim Sum House, Chinese Kitchen, Primi Piatti and Sierra bar and more.

 

Yaya Centre is one of the major shopping malls in Nairobi and the most preferred shopping mall for those people residing in Hurlingham and Kilimani areas of Nairobi. Yaya Centre in Nairobi was put up in late 1980`s, and over the years, it has become one of the leading shopping malls in Nairobi, very close to the league of Sarit Centre in Nairobi and the like.

Behind the Yaya Centre shopping mall in Nairobi, there are about 100 furnished apartments for short term and long term accommodation in Nairobi. Yaya Centre in Nairobi is located to the east of Ring Road Kilimani and to the south of Argwings Kodhek Road just 5km from the Nairobi CBD.

We are Located at Argwings Kodhek Rd, Kilimani area

Content Courtesy Of Yaya Center & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

The Greenhouse Mall

The Greenhouse off Ngong Road was developed between between 2008, and 2011. It is owned by The Greenhouse Management Company Limited whose shareholders hold sub-lease in the property limited and It is run by a board of directors elected by shareholders.

Its prides itself as a truly greenhouse with its huge open atrium and large glass windows occupants are able to work in it without requiring artificial lighting.

It has three roof gardens with fountains where people rest under sunlight and its utilized for events besides being one of the buildings in Nairobi with most parking spaces for both tenant and customers.

The Greenhouse Ngong Road is the leading a mall in Kenya with all you need in one place. Your Businesses under the Dome of Greenhouse

Content Courtesy Of The Greenhouse Mall & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Adams Arcade

Adams Arcade was the first shopping complex of its kind in East and Central Africa build in the early 1950s.

It all began when Abdul Habib Adam sprang up from bed one day and began to draw a sketchy outline on a piece of paper. He saved up enough money to buy some land in the ‘colonial area’ of then colonial Kenya in order to build the shopping centre.

The initial drawings and designs were all done by him, but he faced trouble getting approval from the council as he wasn’t an architect. He managed to get an architect from South Africa to sign his designs and thus went on to get approval for building the centre. The first structure to appear on the site was the Total petrol station in 1954. Mr.

Adam negotiated with the Total oil company and got them to sign a contract where they were to build a petrol station on a portion of the land he had bought. He then financed the first phase of the shopping centre which was completed in 1959.

The first phase comprised of nine shops and nine three-bedroom flats with balconies. The first tenants were a bakery, a post office, a Deacons shop, a Bata shop, a green grocer’s shop, a chemist, a Standard Chartered bank and a butchery.

The first tenants of the nine flats at the top floor were British Army soldiers and their wives. The shopping centre was named Adams Arcade.

The bakery, initially managed by an italian couple, was known as Bachelor’s Bakery. Mr. Adam later renamed it to Kencake Bakery and it was taken over by an asian tenant. Their pastries were very popular and pulled people from all over Kenya.

Marium Adam, Abdul Habib Adam’s wife, is quoted to have said that people came as far as from Nakuru to purchase the delicious treats. Even the youngest son of Mr. Adam’s youngest son (Mr. Adam’s grandchild) still has fond memories of the duck-shaped meringues he used to purchase from Kencake bakery.

In 1964, the Metropole Cinema opened at Adams Arcade. The grand opening ceremony for the cinema was presided over by the Nairobi Mayor of the time, Charles Rubia.

The post office is the only business that has remained unchanged since Adams Arcade first opened to the public.

Content Courtesy of Adams Arcade & Nairobi Fashion Hub

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