Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi. Like other major towns in the country, the coastal city has been attracting investments worth billions. The Airport Centre Mall was the first modern mall in Changamwe Constituency. It is conveniently located within residential estates and close proximity to Moi International Airport.
In this article, WoK takes a look at the owners of the Ksh700 million mall in Changamwe.
Airport Centre Mall
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The state of the art shopping Centre sits on a 2.5 acres piece of land just a kilometer from the airport turn-off on the way to Magongo. The mall consists of a ground floor and first floor with a built up area measuring 172,000 square feet. It has a standby backup generator, 24 hour CCTV surveillance and parking area that can accommodate up to 250 vehicles. The mall is home to various local and international brands such as Waqanda restaurant, Chandarana Foodplus, Multilink General Supplies, Welbays Liquor store and Maasai market. It is also home to various banks including NCBA Bank, Western Union, Diamond Trust Bank and Stanbic Bank.
The Owners of mall
Groundbreaking of the mall began in February 2016 and a year later it was completed at a cost of Ksh700 million as reported by Daily Nation. The mall is owned by businessman Abdulsalaam Noorani and his son Imran Noorani who serves as directors. The mall was the first modern shopping centre in Changamwe and upon completion, it literally changed the outlook of commercial development projects in the neighbourhood. Speaking to the media, Mr Imran said that they considered the location because it was easily accessible to the residential estates in the neighbourhood, its proximity to the Moi International Airport and Industrial companies such as the Changamwe Oil Refinery industry.
Abdulsalaam Noorani is a Mombasa based businessman with interests in the real estate, property, tourism and hospitality industries. He is a long time dealer in the petroleum sector working in partnership with Vivo Energy Kenya. Together with his son Imran Noorani, they own Brookshill Crescent Investments which owns properties in Mombasa and a building along Rhapta road in Westlands which was leased by PrideInn Hotel from 2009 to 2021 before they fell apart. Imran Noorani is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Premium Energy Kenya.
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