How tourists are fuelling construction boom in Nairobi

As business executives continue to face pressure to optimise their overseas travel budgets, and make savings, many officials are choosing to stay at serviced apartments as a less expensive accommodation option. Budget travellers mainly those with families are also capitalising…
Battle for road tenders hots up as US giant opens Nairobi office

California-based construction giant Bechtel is setting itself up for a tough battle with Chinese multinationals for mega projects in Kenya amid concerns that Asian contractors are increasingly dominating the local construction scene. Bechtel, which is one of the largest engineering…
New footbridges to ease traffic congestion on Thika Road

Two more footbridges will be added to the 18 Thika Road bridges as part of a government’s bid to curb pedestrian deaths on the highway. The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has invited bids for the construction of footbridges along…
Japan, Kenya ink Sh2.4 billion deal for Ngong Road upgrade

The Japanese government has extended a Sh2.4 billion grant to Kenya to finance the dualling of the Prestige Plaza-Dagoretti Corner Section of the Ngong Road in Nairobi. According to Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Toshitsugu Uesawa, the money will finance the…
Richard Leakey commissions Sh10bn museum in Turkana

Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey has hired world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to design a Sh10 billion museum in Turkana, setting in motion a project that he has been promoting since 2015. According to an article published by The Independent, a London-based…
Construction of Kenya’s largest warehouse kicks off in Kiambu

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has begun construction of a modern grade-A logistics and distribution warehouse complex in Kiambu County, as the company seeks to meet the rising demand for high quality storage facilities from global logistic firms venturing into Kenya.…
Phase 2 of Nairobi’s Garden City project set to begin in 2018

Kasarani Investments Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Garden City developer Actis, is seeking regulatory approval for its proposed multi-billion shilling business complex on Thika Road in Nairobi. According to the environmental assessment study report submitted to the National Environment Management…