Two Rivers eyes expansion after mall opening
The developer of Two Rivers Mall is set to start the second phase of the project that will see the construction of a five star hotel as well as residential apartments.
Two Rivers, which is the largest shopping mall in the region, opened its doors to the public on Tuesday after close to a year’s delay.
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The mall sits on 11 acres of a 102-acre property situated on Limuru Road.
The project was developed in part by Centum Investment.
Speaking during the Official opening on Friday, Centum chief executive officer James Mworia said an estimated 35,000 customers had already been to the mall since opening its doors on Tuesday.
Mr Mworia said the development is a first in the region offering shoppers a wide array of activities meant to keep them at the mall for longer.
“We believe that Two Rivers Mall will be to Kenya what Dubai Mall is to Dubai. We envisage that this project will catalyze local industrial growth and promote tourism,” Mr Mworia said.
Speaking while touring the mall, President Uhuru Kenyatta praised the investment adding it was an indication of the rapid growth of the economy.
“And, I must say, I am grateful for the help we have received from the private sector – both formally and informally – as it has constantly engaged us, always seeking improvement,” President Kenyatta said.
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero encouraged more Kenyans to invest in the local economy, saying it would unlock job creation.
“Many Kenyans are investing their wealth in Jersey and other places, we urge more Kenyans to invest locally like CK (Chris Kirubi) and the Two Rivers project,” Mr Kidero said.
The Two Rivers mall boasts of 700,000 square feet of lettable space.
French retailer Carrefour is the mall’s anchor tenant with a number of eateries, clothing, sportswear and banks opening at the mall.
Reporting by Cynthia Nyabola