Konza Technology City Development Plan

HR&A created a business plan and implementation strategy for Konza Technology City, a proposed technology industry hub outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

Konza will be located on 5,000 acres in the Nairobi metropolitan area, along the A109 highway that connects Nairobi to Mombasa. When fully developed, Konza will help Kenya become a world-class center for the technology industry, achieve middle-income country status, and improve the quality of life for Kenyans. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation, and on behalf of the Government of Kenya, HR&A developed a business plan and implementation strategy for the first-phase development of the city to attract potential project developers, investors, and tenants.

HR&A led an international team across many disciplines including architecture, planning, engineering, and strategy consulting. HR&A identified anchors and market opportunities to be advanced in the development’s first phase, and strategies for financing upfront infrastructure costs. In addition, HR&A ensured that the master plan was rooted in a market-supportable program and phasing strategy. With support from the locally-based legal team, HR&A established a framework for the Konza Technopolis Development Authority, a special-purpose governance authority tasked with overseeing project implementation, developer attraction, the provision of municipal services, and ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the project.

 

HR&A continues to support the Konza Technopolis Development Authority and the Government of Kenya through the implementation of the City’s first phase of development, providing real estate and economic development advisory. We will assist in the structuring of the new development authority organization and lead the land leasing process, financial planning, and marketing and branding of multiple developments with the support from local experts.

 

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