Nairobi Gate Industrial Park Introduces Next Level Logistics to Kenya

From Left: Business Development Manager Improvon Mark Truscott, Improvon CEO Stefano Contardo and Actis Director, Koome Gikunda during the launch of the Nairobi Gate Business Park.

A world class industrial and logistics park on over 100 acres off the Eastern Bypass in Nairobi
• Delivered by Improvon Group one of Africa’s largest industrial and logistics developers
• Improvon is backed by Actis, a leading investor in growth markets
• Provides flexible and custom warehousing space, for large and small occupiers: highest security, generous loading facilities and volumetric capacity, through optimising warehousing height
• Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status expected
• Represents an investment of over US$ 110 million (KES 11B)in phases
• In-country and sector expertise with can-do business approach to set new industry benchmark

Improvon Group, one of Africa’s most established logistics and warehouse property specialists, and Actis, a leading investor in growth markets, today announced the launch of Nairobi Gate Industrial Park.

Located off the Eastern Bypass, this 103-acre development will offer state-of-the-art industrial and logistics accommodation for local and international companies, with quick access to key logistics and transport hubs such as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Inland Container Depot.

Nairobi Gate brings a unique “build to suit” concept to Nairobi that has been necessitated by the demand for modern, flexible and efficient warehousing facilities. It offers flexibility and scalability for occupiers’ operational needs.

The development is estimated to cost US$110 million USD (KES 11 Billion) by completion.

Commented Koome Gikunda, Actis Director for Real Estate:
“We are delighted to be working with Improvon and launching the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park. We are bringing something unique to the market, not just from a development point of view, but also in our approach. The face of warehousing and logistics property is changing, with companiesmigrating to better locations and consolidating into singlefacilities to achieve economies of scale and operational efficiency. We are looking forward to partnering with businesses across the region as they make this journey”.

Explained Stefano Contardo, Improvon CEO:
“Phase 1 of Nairobi Gate will span 103 acres and will consist of ultra-modern logistics, warehousing and distribution centres, bringing a ‘build to suit’ concept to Nairobi in response to the demand for grade A flexible spaces.

“In line with modern trends it will integrate corporate offices, with excellent access, wide roads and turning circles that can accommodate interlink trucks, generous loading facilities and the highest standard of security, all set in a park-like environment.

“Nairobi Gate will be most suited to light industry, warehousing and distribution centres and offers power supply, adequate water storage, maximum volumetric capacity, wide column grids and generous parking.”

The Nairobi Gate development will offer the latest in green design and sustainability practices that optimise natural light and harness temperature regulation and water reticulation, making it cost effective and less impactful on the environment over the long term.

The Improvon Group has developed and tenanted in excess of 10, 000, 000 ft2 of logistics properties for use by warehousing and distribution operators across Africa. Actis’ investment in Improvon will allow it to accelerate its growth across sub-Saharan Africa markets, starting with Nairobi Gate Industrial Park.

Commented Michael Turner, Actis Director
“We see South Africa, Kenya and Zambia as key distribution hubs to the rest of the continent. East Africa is especially experiencing strong consumer demand and infrastructure development on the back of a resilient and diversified economy, which underscores the case for logistics and warehouse developments.”

Phase 1 of Nairobi Gate will be complete in the second quarter of 2019.