Deadline set for migration to e-construction permit system

The City Council of Nairobi has announced that from January 12, 2012, all applicants for construction permits and plan approvals will be required to use the electronic Construction Permit Management System. According to director of planning Tom Odongo, all manual…
Sh30 billion Iluluwe Golf Estate unveiled in Athi River

A Sh30 billion gated community housing project has been unveiled in Athi River, near the proposed multi-billion dollar Konza Technology Park. Dubbed Iluluwe Golf Estate, the development will be set on a 1,000-acre piece of private land and will accommodate…
Kenya to build one of Africa’s longest flyovers

The government has announced plans to build one of the longest flyovers in Africa stretching from Ole Sereni Hotel on Mombasa Road to ABC Place on Waiyaki Way. The road is part of the government’s new plan for the abandoned…
Migaa Golf Estate Gets Underway in Kiambu

Home Afrika Limited has started construction work on a 774-acre housing development in Kiambu County, which is planned to include a golf course. Located 16km from Muthaiga and 20km from the Nairobi city centre, the development to be known as…
Belgian construction firm to set up shop in Kenya

Thomas & Piron Grands Lacs, the Rwandan unit of Belgian construction firm Thomas & Piron is expanding to Kenya in a bid to tap into the country’s construction boom. Piron Coralie, the firm’s chief executive was this week quoted by…
Chinese ‘grab’ mega church projects in Kenya

As China continues to dominate the local construction industry, Chinese companies seem to have discovered a lucrative business opportunity – church-building business. In the past few years, Chinese companies have dominated the local construction industry, having won many contracts with…
Weak shilling sparks surge in paint prices

Paint prices are set to go up next month, pushed by the weakening shilling and shortage of raw materials. Paint manufacturers Sadolin and Basco Paints have announced that retail prices of their paint products will be revised upwards in October,…
High rise apartments could solve Kenya’s housing crisis

The City Council of Nairobi recently announced it was reviewing building restrictions in Nairobi’s leafy estates to pave way for the construction of high-rise apartments. The Council’s decision to review the laws that were established more than two decades ago…