Nairobi, Cape Town see large projects.


thyssenkrupp, Partners Supply Nairobi Hotel, Market

Joining forces with strategic distribution partners, thyssenkrupp supplied 35 units to the Greenhill Hotel and Village Market in Nairobi, Kenya, which thyssenkrupp describes as an up-and-coming market. The order consisted of 20 escalators and one 2500-kg, 0.15-mps service lift; three 1275-kg, 1.6-mps lifts; one 1150-kg, 1.6-mps lift; six 1000-kg lifts traveling at either 1.75 or 1.0 mps; one 825-kg, 1.6-mps lift; and three 630-kg, 1-mps lifts. Noting that Nairobi has been listed among the top 10 most dynamic cities in the world, thyssenkrupp said:

“Located in the affluent Gigiri suburb, the Greenhill Hotel is part of the popular Village Market shopping and leisure complex, and was built to meet growing demand from local diplomats and business institutions.”

Cape Town’s Tallest on Track

A 44-story, 486-ft.-tall mixed use tower that will be the tallest in Cape Town, South Africa, was scheduled to start construction in April and be finished within two-and-a-half years, Africa Investor reported. It is being developed by Land Equity Group and FWJK, which is also the architect. Located at the corner of Adderley and Strand streets, Zero2ONE, also known as Exchange Place, is set to have more than 600 apartments, ample parking, 5,000 sq. ft. of retail, a restaurant and a 360˚ viewing deck. The project is part of what Stuart Chait of Land Equity Group describes as an “aggressive development cycle” that will involve US$3 billion worth of projects in Sub-Saharan and South Africa.

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