Turner & Townsend in Uganda
Bringing cross-sector and global expertise to a market buoyed by foreign investment.
Uganda is one of many East African countries that has been earmarked for potential growth especially in the unstructured retail sector. Southern African, Middle Eastern and northern hemisphere retailers who continue with their global expansion are looking in Kampala for future space.
Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital and its largest city, which is currently experiencing a shift in consumer behaviour as its middle class continues to grow.
The commercial and office space market has been flat as private sector growth is hampered by poor infrastructure and service delivery. Recent budget allocations focussing on significantly improving infrastructure will bring improved road networks especially in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area and potentially improve the real estate market as accessibility increases.
Uganda also has largely untapped oil reserves, with pumping expected to start in the next couple of years. The government has put in place a petroleum fund to manage the revenues that will come from the oil so that it can be invested in infrastructure and to boost agriculture.
Making the difference in Uganda
Our Uganda office was the first of our East African offices to be established. Having operated in Uganda for many years, Turner & Townsend opened its office in Kampala at the end of 2011 to further support our clients in Uganda and the rest of East Africa.
Our local staff have international experience and are core leads in the real estate, infrastructure and energy sectors. They have a deep understanding of the specialised disciplines required to deliver projects in Africa. We proactively support local contractors to deliver our clients’ requirements within international best practice standards.
Our work includes that of many well-known clients and projects, including:
- SAB Miller
- Lake Albert Hotel
- Tullow Oil
- Entebbe Airport