The largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa finally opens its doors to the public

Set on 11 acres, with 67,000 sqm of gross lettable area, Two Rivers Mall is the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, with almost two hundred stores.

 

The mall completely redefines Nairobi shopping experience by adding a world class retail and entertainment destination with an offering that is “Two Good To Be True” to the Nairobi landscape.

Set on 11 acres, with 67,000 sqm of gross lettable area, Two Rivers Mall is the largest mall in Sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.

The mall boasts a diverse mix of both international and local brands, including brands that are new to the region such as global fashion retailer LC Waikiki, Swarovski, Platform whose merchandise includes brands such as Zara, Attibassi Coffee, and Magic Planet a leading indoor entertainment provider.

In addition, Two Rivers is also home to exciting new local brands such as Nove Coffee Roasters and The Designer Studio to name a few. The Two Rivers offering also includes established local brands such as Chandarana FoodPlus, as well as a dedicated banking hall.

“This is a big day for all of us, this mall inspires Kenya that Kenya is a great nation, this mall is a redefining development, there has never been anything like this in this country and therefore we look forward to other people being inspired by what we are doing “Billionaire businessman who holds shares in Centum investment, Chris Kirubi said during the opening of the mall.

NSE listed company, Investment firm Centum partly owns the property where it has a 58 per cent shareholding. Other shareholders include Avic International and ICDC.

Through it's  arm, Centum Capital is in charge of development and execution of investment opportunities for the firm, with the multibillion-shilling Two Rivers being the flagship project.

“Kenyans don’t need to go to Dubai or South Africa for shopping anymore, this mall will cater for anything they want and we will make sure they get the best services and the best prices possible” Kirubi added.

Two rivers joins a chain of other well established malls like Garden City mall, Next Generation Park etc. which has also set their base in Kenya.

According to Knight Frank’s ‘2016 Shop Africa’ report Nairobi is Africa’s top destination for developers putting up shopping malls in sub-Saharan Africa.

The report shows that Nairobi has a shopping mall space of 391,000 square metres with an extra 470,000 sqm in the pipeline.

The mall cost about Sh15.5 billion, the apartments Sh3.8 billion while infrastructure will cost Sh5.8 billion, according to Centum.

Two Rivers was initially expected to open its doors last October but pushed the date forward as a result of an expansion of the original retail space.

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