The United Kingdom’s Atkins Global will design Kenya’s $246 million modern, eight-platform Central Train Station. The 425-acre will have a public space anchoring commercial and residential developments.
“UK firm Atkins Global has been appointed to design Nairobi’s new Central Train Station and associated public realm, which will provide the centrepiece of Nairobi Railway City,” said UK’s Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford MP Tuesday.
“It is a flagship project to regenerate Nairobi’s Central Business District initiated by President Kenyatta, who personally requested UK support when he met Prime Minister Boris Johnson in January 2020.”
.@vickyford launching 🇬🇧 British International Investment in Nairobi, the UK’s development finance arm.
Kenya 🇰🇪 is already their third biggest country, investing KES 47 billion in 83 companies here, supporting 36,350 jobs.
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The project is set to be done in three phases within a 20-year period stretching from Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Bunyala Road, Commercial Street, and Landhies Road.
Phase one is projected to commence in February. The initial phase of the project will cost KSh 1.35 billion, excluding consultancy fees, which will be paid by the British government,” Philip Mainga, Managing Director of Kenya Railways, told the media.
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— Jane Marriott (@JaneMarriottUK) January 18, 2022
The multi-billion project is part of the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Plan is also aimed at expanding the city’s Central Business District as currently set up.
The second phase will be the construction of an economic zone comprising of hi-tech industries and small and medium enterprises while the third and final phase, the East core, will be the construction of a residential complex featuring a school, park, and affordable housing units.
KPMG, the global consulting firm, is leading the search for investors into the various segments of the project.