- The Kenyan government, through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, invited tenders for the construction of the proposed Nairobi Railway City, which aims to expand the central business district.
- This tender announcement was issued by the Railway City Development Authority (RCDA).
Link to tender HERE
The iconic multi-modal urban development project, which is part of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan, first announced in 2010, will be implemented on a 425-acre piece of land stretching from Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Bunyala Road, Commercial Street and Landhies Road.
The plan includes building of a new railway station that allows for the integration of Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and other public transport modes as well as other commercial developments including skyscrapers, residential flats, a cultural centre and a museum.
The first stage requires the construction of conference, incentive conference and exhibition facilities along Bunyala Road. This phase will be implemented between 2020 and 2023.
The second phase will build an economic zone composed of high-tech industries and small and medium enterprises, while the third and final phase, the East Core, will build a housing unit with schools, parks and affordable residential areas.
After completion, the free economic zone is expected to create more than 200,000 jobs, while the residential area is expected to accommodate approximately 28,000 residents. The project will be the largest and most ambitious development project in the history of the metropolitan area, and is expected to attract local and international private capital.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal