Largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa opens doors on lovers day

In General

East Africa’s largest mall Two Rivers finally opned its doors on February 14, 2017 targeting the lovers day to buzz up the market after postponing several times.

The mall is partly owned by Chris Kirubi led Centum and will host more than 150 international and local brands that include Turkish clothing line LC Waikiki, Nike, Chandarana, fine Jewellery dealers that include Swarovski and Anmol, Nove Coffee Roaster and The Designers studio.

Carrefour

French retail giant Carrefour is set to open its second and biggest store in Kenya at mall, where it will take up 10,000 square metres of space.

Two Rivers Mall gross lettable area was scaled up from 40,000 m2 to 67,000 m2 and as a result, due to the additional build, we had to postpone the opening dates of the centre, read a statement from the company on inquiry.

The mall fits into Centum Group’s overarching strategy within their real estate portfolio to develop new urban nodes, implying the development of large scale mixed use precincts, complete with the necessary infrastructure such as power and water.

Anchor project

The mall is the anchor project in the broader Two Rivers development, which will ultimately comprise residential, commercial, retail, MICE and hospitality offerings within this 100 acre precinct.

There are over 18 food and beverage outlets, 9 banks, 38 fashion and apparel stores, and 13 health and beauty stores.

Stores unique to Two Rivers are Magic Planet (Leisure & Lifestyle), LC Waikiki (Fashion/Apparel), Villeroy & Bosch (Home Zone), Swarovski (Jewelery & Accessories), Anmol Jewellers (Jewelery & Accessories) and Azadea TA Cool Trends (Fashion/Apparel).

Riverfront experience

According to the company, the developers have also created a unique riverfront experience adjacent to the mall, which includes dancing fountains as well as a theme park comprising activities that include a flume ride, bumper boats, water zorbing and a water park.

Two Rivers is co-owned by Centum Group that controls a 58 per cent stake, AVIC International (38 per cent) and the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) (14 per cent). It is managed by Athena Properties Limited.

Chinese company AVIC International is the developer of the project and owns 38 per cent.

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