City Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia of the Ruparelia Group has unveiled a multi-billion dollar project dubbed the “Kampala Business Park, that will host office premises, a shopping center, health and leisure amenities among others which will bring about changes in Uganda’s busiest city.
According to Ruparelia Group, this will be made through their massive plan to re-develop the former Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters on Yusuf Lule Road in Kampala. ”The Pearl Business Park is an 18-acre mixed-use facility that will host a 5-star hotel, a shopping mall, and a modern hospital when complete,” Rajiv Ruparelia, Ruparelia Group Managing Director confirmed.
According to the schematic representations, the project is expected to be finished in15 months’ time, and the first phase is expected to be completed in 2023.
”Phase one of the projects will cater to office space while the building will have 16 lettable floors with 27,240 sqm of built-up area. There will be two parking floors, accommodating 360 cars,” Rajiv said
“It is essentially a green office, sustainably designed, to minimize the negative impact on the environment, while enhancing the health and comfort of the building’s occupants. Amenities such as thriving pedestrian and people spaces, ample parking as well as rich and vast landscapes as well as the building’s layout design have been sustainably designed to optimize daylight and air quality,” he added.
Unique ‘Pearl Business Park’
The Pearl Business Park will be installed with a fully automated fire detection system on all floors with three forms and three extinguishers on each floor in addition of an elaborate fire sprinkler system backed up by a 145,200-litre reserve tank.
According to the plan, the access control protocols will be followed on top of 24-hour dedicated security and 170 CCTV cameras in all public areas as a mechanism to maintain insecurity at the property.
Pearl Business Park will have a couple of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center/sauna, provision for internet cable connection points to the building, access to dual fiber optics internet connections all on one property among others.