Kingdom Kampala, a new mega-mixed use mall in the city’s Central Business District, has opened to the public.
This mall not only offers exclusivity and outstanding luxury, but is also a world class property designed with rare uniqueness and has features made from the finest of modern architectural elements.
According to Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of Ruparelia Group, “Kingdom Kampala is a mixed-use building with a blend of light retail as well as 10 floors of office space.”
“Out of the 40,000m2 built up area, 22,000m2 is let-table, consisting of 18,000m2 of office space, 4,000m2 of retail as well as parking for up to 450 cars. We have 10 floors of office space, 47 retail units and 3 floors of basement parking,” said Rajiv.
The Mall has been fitted with a modern sprinkler fire suppression system consisting of a 200,000 litre water tank, two fire pumps and a back-up generator. There is a separate holding water tank with a capacity of 150,000 litres.
Africa Tembelea that visited the site, also noted that the building is equipped with 6 lifts – four with a capacity of 13 pax and two with a capacity of 20 pax. It also has three 500kva backup generators and has been fitted with 400 CCTVs for security.
“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,” added Rajiv.
– Office Space –
On average a square metre goes for $18 plus service fee and VAT for office space, while for retail, rent is customizable on inquiry.
And the big catch! New tenants, are being given free 3 months of rent at this magnificent building that is already 80% occupied.
– History –
Business magnate Sudhir Ruparelia took over the land where the new mall stands from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Tal who was initially supposed to have built a five-star hotel for the Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2007.
The hotel project under Prince Al-Waleed Bin Tal together with Abland Africa an International firm from south Africa, never took off, leading to the sale of their interests in the land to Crane Management Services (CMS) – property management arm of the Ruparelia Group.
Construction of this $100 modern commercial and office complex located between Nile avenue, Yusuf Lule Road and Dewinton Road kicked off in 2016.
In sync with the Group motto of, “Serving to Grow and Growing to Serve” the Ruparelia Group through Meera, their property development arm, will soon embark on the next phases of the Kingdom Kampala project, that will consist of a 5-star hotel, another office tower, serviced apartments and a parking bay with a capacity for 2,000 cars.
Meera Investments, that leads Uganda’s non individual rental income tax payers, is the largest developer of commercial and residential space, with over 300 properties in Kampala and other major towns like Mbarara, Mukono, Jinja and Mbale.