The garden city is a $540 million project located 9km from the Central Business District in Nairobi, Kenya. It is East Africa’s first integrated residential, retail and office development area; comprising of the largest retail malls, offices, a central park, and over 400 residential units. The largest solar paneled carport in Africa is located on the garden city malls roof.
The garden city and its business park are located on 53 acres of land. There are plans to build a 4 star business hotel and a hospital in the nearer future. The garden city mall has over 120 stores, both international and local brands. The residential area has got 2&3 bedroom apartments, 2&3 bedroom duplexes and 4 bedroom villas.
The garden city project is developed by Actis. The head of real estate in Actis commented: “We select some of the most dynamic African cities in which to create innovative, international quality developments that become destinations”.
The Kenyan government awarded the project the Vision 2030 status because of its economic growth impact.