The construction of malls is not slowing down even with the current economic uncertainty in the country. These world class malls bring services closer to locals and generally change the landscape of an area.
In this article, WoK brings you the story of Tuffsteel Limited – the company behind the Ksh 2 billion Imaara Mall situated along Mombasa road.
Tuffsteel Limited is a distributor of construction materials such as steel products, bitumen, roofing products, cement products and other materials that are necessary during construction. Established in 2010, the company has hugely contributed to Kenya’s infrastructure by providing superior construction materials under one roof. The company has great partnerships with some of Kenya’s leading manufacturers such as Mombasa Cement, Nyumba Colourcut and Tuff Bitumen among many others.
Tuffsteel Limited has been the key supplier of cement and steel to a number of big time projects. They include; Karen hub mall, Garden city mall, Karen Water front mall and Two rivers mall, Britam Towers, KCB Headquarters in Upper Hill, UAP Towers, UN Headquarters and Sameer Business Park. Others are Nairobi Hospital, University of Nairobi and Kenya School of Monetary Studies.
The Imaara mall
The Imaara mall is a world class modern shopping mall situated in Imara Daima along Mombasa road. The mall is a one stop centre for consumers offering unique retail variety, multiple dining experiences and health facilities. Some of the big brands that have occupied the mall include Naivas supermarket, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), TenderCare hospital, Airtel, Stanbic Bank, Optica, Pharmaplus, Samsung, Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), Big Knife, Espresso coffee, Text Book Center, Hotpoint and Rubis Petrol Station among many others.
According to metalbulletin.com, the construction of the mall commenced in 2018 at a cost of USD 23.1 million (over Ksh 2 billion).
“We are breaking ground next week, and expect construction to be finished in two years,” said Mukesh Patel in a past interview with Steel First.
Mukesh Patel is the Managing Director of Tuffsteel limited and has been serving in the position since June 2007.
Project in a nutshell
Developer: Tuffsteel Ltd
Project Manager: Rede International
Architect: Castles Architecture Ltd
Structural Engineer: Bells Associates Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Rede International
Services Engineer: Linx Consulting Engineers Ltd
Contractor: CRJE (East Africa) Ltd