Construction Business Review http://www.constructionkenya.com Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:22:33 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 6590751 How tourists are fuelling construction boom in Nairobi http://www.constructionkenya.com/4668/serviced-apartments-boom-kenya/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4668/serviced-apartments-boom-kenya/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:18:45 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4668 The post How tourists are fuelling construction boom in Nairobi appeared first on Construction Business Review.

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 on serviced apartments in Nairobi – piling more pressure on the few high quality serviced…

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Britam bets Sh12bn on Nairobi shopping mall despite glut fears http://www.constructionkenya.com/4665/britam-kilimani-nairobi-mall/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4665/britam-kilimani-nairobi-mall/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:26:17 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4665 The post Britam bets Sh12bn on Nairobi shopping mall despite glut fears appeared first on Construction Business Review.

Britam Holdings is setting up a Sh12 billion mall in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa estate, shrugging off fears of a looming glut of retail space. The firm has disclosed to its shareholders that it will build a 140,000 square feet shopping centre in Kileleshwa to meet the rising demand for high quality retail space in the upmarket…

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Battle for road tenders hots up as US giant opens Nairobi office http://www.constructionkenya.com/4658/bechtel-opens-nairobi-office/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4658/bechtel-opens-nairobi-office/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:43:45 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4658 The post Battle for road tenders hots up as US giant opens Nairobi office appeared first on Construction Business Review.

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 and construction companies in the world with annual turnover of about Sh3.2 trillion, has opened…

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New footbridges to ease traffic congestion on Thika Road http://www.constructionkenya.com/4657/footbridges-thika-road/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4657/footbridges-thika-road/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:53:49 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4657 The post New footbridges to ease traffic congestion on Thika Road appeared first on Construction Business Review.

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 the busy highway, pushing forward a project that has been on the cards since mid-last…

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Construction growth slows amid general election jitters http://www.constructionkenya.com/4667/kenya-construction-growth-slows/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4667/kenya-construction-growth-slows/#respond Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:48:57 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4667 The post Construction growth slows amid general election jitters appeared first on Construction Business Review.

The Kenyan construction sector slowed in the first quarter of 2017 as customers delayed spending decisions ahead of the August 8 General Election. Commercial builders, civil engineers and house builders reported slow business – reflecting softer business gains as some customers postponed their projects due to polls uncertainty. Latest official data released by the Kenya…

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How Kenyans are facing a deadly time bomb of lead poisoning http://www.constructionkenya.com/4653/kenyans-lead-poisoning/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4653/kenyans-lead-poisoning/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:47:38 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4653 The post How Kenyans are facing a deadly time bomb of lead poisoning appeared first on Construction Business Review.

Despite aggressive campaigns to rid Kenya off hazardous paints, nearly three quarters of decorates available locally contain dangerously high amounts of lead, an environmental watchdog has warned. The Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD) says in a new report that 71 per cent or 15 out of 21 paint brands sold in the country…

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Japan, Kenya ink Sh2.4 billion deal for Ngong Road upgrade http://www.constructionkenya.com/4656/japan-ngong-road-funds/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4656/japan-ngong-road-funds/#respond Tue, 04 Jul 2017 05:14:47 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4656 The post Japan, Kenya ink Sh2.4 billion deal for Ngong Road upgrade appeared first on Construction Business Review.

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 planned expansion of the 3.4 kilometre stretch of the busy road from Ring Road Kilimani…

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Richard Leakey commissions Sh10bn museum in Turkana http://www.constructionkenya.com/4647/richard-leakeys-turkana-museum/ http://www.constructionkenya.com/4647/richard-leakeys-turkana-museum/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:24:28 +0000 http://www.constructionkenya.com/?p=4647 The post Richard Leakey commissions Sh10bn museum in Turkana appeared first on Construction Business Review.

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 newspaper, Dr Leakey engaged the Polish-American designer shortly after securing Sh300 million from Tullow and…

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