The Jockey Club of Kenya, owners of 400 acres of land on the Ngong Road between Nairobi and Karen, decided some time ago to diversify their land use by restructuring their land portfolio. Some 30 acres of land was sub- divided from the main block of land and transferred into the joint ownership of the Jockey Club of Kenya and CDC Capital Partners and the Nairobi Business Park Ltd was formed to develop the site, with the Jockey Club of Kenya retaining a shareholding in the development.
Various studies were undertaken to defi ne the type of development and an offi ce park was designed. The overall scheme envisaged some 30,000 square metres of lettable offi ce space, to be developed in phases to suit market conditions. Phase 1 of the overall development was completed in March 2003 and consists of three offi ce units amounting to 7,000 square metres of lettable space. Parkingis provided on site to a ratio of one parking bay per 25 square metres of usable offi ce space..
The offices are designed around a standard modular unit of a core and the two wings. The standard core element comprises WCs, reception area and circulation. The two wings vary in size from a minimum of 400 square metres to a maximum of 600 square metres per fl oor and the design permits flexible usage of this space..
A key element of the project was an effective site IT system using fi bre optic cables between the offi ces and linking through on site exchange to ground and satellite delivery portals.
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Gross Area:7000 sq.metres (phase 1)
Completion : 2003
Project Director: Tim Vaulkhard
Project Architect: Tim Vaulkhard