KENYA – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) will be taking office space at the Garden City Business Park, an upcoming building complex on Thika Highway whose first phase is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of next year.

The beer manufacturer signed a lease with UK private equity fund Actis the developer of the Garden City Business Park that will see it occupy unspecified amount of Grade A office space at the office complex.

The planned building is adjacent to EABL’s current offices in Ruaraka, Nairobi.

EABL is considering taking 2,000 – 3,000 square metres of space.

EABL’s current commercial office block was unveiled in 1972 and has been the “operational nerve centre” of the company’s business since then.

“We are looking forward to moving some of our corporate functions into the new offices,” said EABL managing director Andrew Cowan in a statement.

“A good working environment for our employees is something we place a big premium on.

This move ensures the teams moving in can reside in a fresh and positive workspace.”

Garden City managing director Chris Coulson said the planned building, which is an addition to the overall 47-acre Garden City mixed used project, will offer over 25,000 square metres of lettable Grade ‘A’ offices, with a healthcare facility, two hotels and over 400 mid-market residential units.

“We are delighted to have signed a pre-let agreement with EABL as our first tenants to take up space in Garden City’s new office complex, which is just phase one of the larger 60,000 m2 Business Park development still to come,” said Mr Coulson.

The office complex will comprise a secure entrance, green spaces and a pedestrianised boulevard linking it to over 100 shops in Garden City Mall, 215 residential units in Garden City Village and a three-acre central park.

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