Crane Management Services (CMS), subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group has announced that construction of Kingdom Kampala, a modern shopping centre, located between Nile Avenue and Dewinton Road will be completed end of April and ready to be occupied by tenants beginning of May, 2019.
Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of Ruparelia Group describes the building as a one stop centre complex. “This particular building is a blend of light retail, food and beverage as well as ten floors of office space. We have 350 car spaces in the basement. We have 47 retail units, 6 lifts, CCTV monitoring room, backup power generators, 100, 000 liter reserve water tank. I don’t think we have left out anything”
Crane Management Services (CMS), a real estate company, in 2016, entered into a joint venture with Kingdom Hotel and Abland Africa, a South African firm, to build a modern complex at the former Shimoni Primary School land.
And now, CMS says the building even in its first phase is ‘bound to cause seismic changes in the Kampala business stratosphere’.
“The fact that we are strategically located in Kampala business centre; blare, car horns and sirens can get pretty disturbing. For this, we have infused our windows and doors with sound proof double glassing so you can carry on with business in your lavish office space in peace. Brace your selves for Kingdom Kampala,” CMS said in a recent social media post.
Rajiv Ruparelia, said the complex valued at over $300M will accommodate local traders and international firms.
Dr Sudhir Ruparelia took over this mall from Saudi Prince Ali Waheed who was supposed to build a hotel to host guests during the Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2007 but the hotel was never built.