Imagine setting up an office for your growing business inside a property that offers all the amenities that you need to have a productive day. When once you enter your office for a busy day, you don’t have to later embrace lunchtime traffic to go to the nearest restaurant, when you don’t have to worry about after work busy bustle to go shopping in the malls.
This is just what upcoming Kingdom Kampala Mall will be offering once it opens its doors to the public in May, 2019. According to Crane Management Services (a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group), the firm managing the property, construction of the first phase of the state of art property will be complete by end of April, making it ready for tenants occupancy early May.
The building towering from where the erased Shimon Demonstration Primary School sat between Nile Avenue and Dewinton Road, before being cut off by Yusuf Lule Road, has 10 floors of office space (or 22,000m2 lettable office and retail space). It has been installed with modern sprinkler fire suppression systems, 400 CCTVs for security, 6 lifts, 3 backup 20KVA generators and a holding water tank with a capacity of 150 litres.
Kingdom Kampala, described by Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Crane Management Services (CMS) and Ruparelia Group as a ‘mixed-use building’, once complete, will consist of a 5 star hotel, a shopping mall, another office tower, serviced apartments and a parking bay with a capacity for 2,000 cars. “I don’t think we have left out anything for this not to be called a Grade A building,” said Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia.
UNMATCHED SHOPPING, WORKING ENVIRONMENTS
“This building has been tastefully designed to create unmatched shopping and working environments in line with our philosophy of satisfying the unmet need for affordable yet modern space.” Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia added revealing that on average a square metre will be going for $18 plus service fee and VAT for office space, while for retail, rent is customizable on inquiry.
The land on which Kingdom Kampala is synonymous with controversy after an Asian developer defaulted on an earlier agreed on plan with government to erect a five star hotel (Kampala Kingdom Hotel) ahead of the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The controversy dragged on until businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia came to the rescue.
Ruparelia Group, through its real estate arm, Meera Investment, in 2016, entered into a joint venture with Kingdom Hotel and Abland Africa, a South African firm, to build a modern complex which has come to be the now ready Kingdom Kampala mall.
“The fact that we are strategically located in Kampala business center; blare, car horns and sirens can get pretty disturbing. For this, we have infused our windows and doors with sound proof double glassing so you can carry on with business in your lavish office space in peace. Brace your selves for Kingdom Kampala,” Ruparelia Group recently posted on CMS social media pages.
The exclusive and outstanding luxury building is valued at over $300m financed by Ruparelia Group and partners. “We recognize the unique needs of all our clients and aim to provide the highest standard of services. We want to provide a lasting real estate solution by providing quality commercial, official, and residential apartments.” Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia told journalists last year.
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