Garden City - Retail

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East Africa




Real Estate

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Retail development

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Changing the face of real estate in Nairobi

Garden City is a $540m flagship project comprising one of the largest retail malls in Africa. With over 400 high-end residential units and a central park with a dedicated events stage, open to all, it also features the largest solar panelled carport in Africa, situated on the mall’s roof.

Garden City Mall officially opened its doors in September 2015, launched by the Governor of Nairobi. It has 33,500 square metres of retail space spread across three floors, and is already home to over 120 stores, offering a wide selection of international and the best Kenyan brands.The Mall boasts the first Game store in Kenya (part of the Walmart Group) as well as Nakumatt, TAAC Store, Victoria Courts, MAC Cosmetics, Safaricom, Art Café, and Mambo Italia. The gardens are designed for families to enjoy, with play fountains, a children’s playground and an art installation by local artist Peterson Kamwathi.

In common with other Actis projects, Garden City has sustainability at its core and will be the first mixed-use development in East Africa to gain LEED’s green certification. Shortly after breaking ground in July 2013, the project was awarded Vision 2030 status by the Kenyan Government in recognition of its economic growth impact.