Nairobi Gate Industrial Park, Kenya
As part of the larger Northlands Mixed Use Scheme, Nairobi Gate Industrial Park provides innovative and flexible warehousing options in a prime location for industrial, commercial, residential, and public amenities.
Transport and logistics are at the core of Kenya’s economic narrative due to the country’s role as a trans-shipment hub for goods moving to landlocked countries in East and Central Africa. Nairobi acts as the central logistics hub for the region.
Date started: 2018
Completion date: 2020
Client type: Real Estate Developer
Key services: Project management, programme management, advisory
Introducing ultra-modern warehousing in Kenya
Among just two ultra-modern warehouse locations in Kenya, Nairobi Gates Industrial Park was commissioned to meet the warehousing needs of logistics and distribution companies in East Africa who were looking for secure, flexible and high-end warehousing space with grade A offices.
The first phase of the project which included delivery of the bulk infrastructure requirements and two 5,000m² - 10,000m² warehouses, was successfully commissioned and handed over in October 2020. The project has attracted widespread interest from tenants looking to lease and purchase warehouse space.
The second phase comprises the construction of a bespoke 4,000m2 warehouse for a light industry manufacturing company and is set to be completed in August 2021. The third phase will comprise a mini-units development and is due to be completed in October 2021 and phase four includes warehousing space for a manufacturing company and is due for completion in August 2021.
Delivering green real estate
The warehouses will be the first Green Building Council of South Africa and Kenya Green Star-rated building in Kenya and outside of South Africa. This is a globally-benchmarked green building certification rating system that addresses the environmental and social impacts of buildings within the built environment. Its assessment is based on analysing ten categories including: management, indoor environment quality, energy, transport, land use and ecology and emissions.
Local support to an international client
We assisted the client, Impact North (KE) – which is jointly owned by Actis and Improvon, in recommending a capable consultant team to deliver and execute their objectives. Using our expertise and knowledge of the local market, we were able to advise the client on the relevant execution approach to suit their needs. With the client based in South Africa, we provided pro-active involvement with the project and played a significant role in communicating the client’s standards and objectives to achieve their vision.