This is after signing a long-term lease starting October 1, 2018, with East Africa’s first Registered Green Star office development.
Dunhill Towers is located along Waiyaki Way and is in close proximity to Sarit Centre and the newly developed Park Inn by Radisson Hotel.
Dunhill Towers is creating a new benchmark for Grade ‘A’ Offices in Nairobi.
The Deputy Ambassador to The European Union Delegation, Bruno Pozzi said, “(The) EU has been searching for appropriate office space that meets our stringent needs for security, ambience, convenience, amenities, and parking for a number of years. Dunhill Towers has met these requirements, making it our building of choice. We thank the developers have worked with us to meet all our requirements.”
The 21-storey building with the first six floors committed to parking areas, sports three backup generators with a combined capacity of 1.2 MW and six high-speed lifts, making it one of the ultra-modern developments in Nairobi.
It also boasts of an Internationally Rated Fire Fighting system with sufficient water storage reserves both on the rooftop and underground.
Dunhill’s Project Director Bharat Doshi observed, “We are delighted to welcome the European Union to Dunhill Towers. Westlands is fast becoming the new hub for businesses with easy access all around. This building stands out for its high parking ratio of over 3 parking slots per 1000 square feet and more than 85 dedicated visitors parking slots.”
“With The EU leasing half the building we already have several enquires for the remaining space and expect to fully lease the building by Q1 2019,” said Doshi.
In Kenya, despite the oversupply of vacant office spaces in Nairobi, the country suffers a shortage of ‘true Grade A’ office spaces despite a rising demand from local and international clients.
According to the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) President Arch. Emma Miloyo, this irony has seen a lot of office space failing to attract clientele.
“Upper hill leads this pack with a market share of 18.0 per cent and an oversupply of 700,000 square feet,” she said.
The European Union is moving from Upper Hill, where it has been for nearly two decades.
In July, AAK said in its Status of Built Environment Report that industrial property had nonetheless registered a rising demand for high quality international standard warehousing space which is still growing.