The Nairobi Global Trade Centre (GTC) is ready for occupation, signalling new entry into competitive office and retail space in Westlands, Nairobi.
The 300,000 square meter development offers highly curated hospitality, retail, luxury hotel and community spaces with an investment value of US$500 million.
The development amplifies the urban concept of HOPSCA Design (hotel, office, parking, shopping mall, convention, and apartment).
Pinnacle of this design is the 3A plus Office Tower – the tallest occupiable space in East Africa.
Mr. Gong Yuxian, General Manager of GTC Nairobi remarked “The Global Trade Centre community stands as the new destination for Nairobi. We are proud to become the hallmark of commerce for what is such a strategic core market on the continent. What we offer is a blueprint for conscious, modern living within an urban setting. Ours will be the home to headquarters of some of the world’s leading companies.”
The structure sets a new standard regionally in workplace design with column free floorplates and an optimal internal planning grid. This enables efficient workplace design, providing for a variety of office layouts that can adapt as businesses evolve.
The GTC Office Tower is an ideal foothold for Fortune 500 companies, African super brands, and innovators.
It was conceived for maximum benefit and the building showcases intuitive leading-edge technology and environmentally sustainable features such as Low-E Glass for enhanced natural lighting (non-reflective glass that ensures heat control and blocks harmful UV rays).
Alongside, a state-of-the art air ventilation system increases fresh air flow by 30 percent whilst a double column breathable curtain wall allows for natural airflow movement, reducing the need for air conditioning and lowering energy usage. The Office Tower is a masterclass in engineering with unique design elements that have seldom been used in Kenya.
The Executive Residences are central to the GTC community and showcase 514 luxury apartments across four towers. A selection of residences will be serviced apartments (scheduled to open soon) operated by Pan Pacific Hotel Group.
Whilst the remaining residences will be managed as white label at owner’s discretion. There has been interest in the residential towers, with more than 60 percent of apartments already sold.
International firms, investors and Kenyan diaspora have been the demographics keenest to purchase. Complementing the residences will be amenities such as wellness and fitness, roof top garden (with an outdoor jogging track), outdoor pool, children’s playground, mini cinema, and wine & cigar bar onsite.
The GTC landmark is not just designed for residents and officegoers but is conceived as a hub for the city. 11,529 square meters of highly curated retail including exceptional food & dining, upscale gym, banking and service amenities, and fashion will feature within the development.
Already signed on is Asian lifestyle retailer Miniso, which will house its largest regional brand outlet here. All shops are designed to cater across, and fulfill the needs of the commercial, residential, hotel and the general clientele. Tenancy leasing has surpassed 65 percent to-date.
Mr. Yuxian highlighted that as a leading investment and development company, they are fully committed to long-term, responsible investment in the Kenyan market.
GTC Nairobi is destined as a focal point for business, culture, and arts. A representation of modern living at its finest. The crowning glory will be five-star luxury hotel JW Marriott, also scheduled for opening at the end of 2023. The hotel will feature: 315 guest room, 50 serviced apartments and 760 square meters of conferencing space and will elevate the hospitality offering within the capital. This will be the brand’s first foray onto the Kenyan scene.