Global brands rush for rental space as Kigali Heights nears completion

Less than a year before Kigali Heights opens for trade, renowned global companies have already booked space or expressed interest in the building that is currently under construction.
An artistic impression of Kigali Heights building that is under construction in Kacyiru, Kigali. (Courtesy)
An artistic impression of Kigali Heights building that is under construction in Kacyiru, Kigali. (Courtesy)

Less than a year before Kigali Heights opens for trade, renowned global companies have already booked space or expressed interest in the building that is currently under construction.

The construction of the $37-million modern mall began in 2013. The facility will boost the economy through providing ample space as the country continues to be the centre of attraction for investors.

Among the brands that have already booked space at the Kacyiru-based complex are Woolworths, a global supermarket chain, and Java House Coffee Shop, besides regionally established brands such as Nakumatt and UAE Exchange.

“There are also others that have expressed much interest in renting space including ENSafrica (Africa’s largest law firm) and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s second largest professional services network, among others,” said Charles Haba, the director of Century Real Estate, the company charged with rentals at Kigali Heights.

Haba said construction is on schedule and the building will open for business in March, next year.

“Currently, there are a number of international and local entities picking interest in the building for several reasons,” he said.

The dual structure complex, comprising nine-storey and seven-storey buildings, is being developed by Kigali Heights under the management of local businessman Denis Karera.

The construction is financed by Fusion Capital, a Kenyan firm, and will act as a dual tower office and retail block.
From its blueprint, Kigali Heights is expected to deliver a world class office block with 12,750sqm of class office space, 5,250 sqm of prime retail space, and 300 car parking spaces

Part of the building will offer a roof top terrace that may be used for corporate events.

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