United Millers Ltd, the milling giants of Kisumu and Western Kenya, diversified their operations to include real estate, and the United Mall is one such project, located on a 5-acre plot of land on the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.
Triad was commissioned to study the market requirements and submit proposals for a commercial shopping complex for an upcoming market such as Kisumu. Various studies were undertaken to arrive at the needs and requirements for such a shopping center. The result was 12,000 sq m of lettable shopping and entertainment space. The shopping center comprises of a 5000 sqm supermarket, two 150-seat cinemas, food courts, a gymnasium, two function rooms, forty shops measuring approximately 40 sq m each, 250 car parking spaces and a childrens’ playground. The mall is designed as a single block in the form of an island to accommodate all the functions amidst parking and landscaped courtyards at the front and rear, facing the highway and the road respectively and is surrounded by service roads on the sides.
The supermarket (the anchor tenant) is designed to form a link between two separate wings, each housing different activities. This ensures high pedestrian movement which acts as a commercial stimulant. The facility provides an attractive and popular commercial and recreational centre in the region and is greatly appreciated by residents and visitors alike.
Client: United Mall Ltd
Project Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Gross Area:12,000 sq.metres
Completion : 2005
Project Partner: James Gitoho
Project Architect: Deepak Krishna