The developer of Tatu City has received approval to proceed with the development of its second phase on a 2,500-acre parcel of land.
The Strategic Environment Assessment approval was granted by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) and paves the way for the expansion of the city to meet the growing demand for business, homes, and social amenities.
There are over 50 businesses operating or developing in the city’s first phase, which also sits on 2,500-acre. In addition, there are two schools and more than 5,000 homes delivered or under construction in the first phase.
Kenya Wines Agencies Limited will be the first company to develop in the city’s second phase with other companies following this year. Part of the second phase has been designated for large-scale affordable housing.
“We are very pleased to have received our Strategic Environment Assessment from NEMA, whose team we wish to thank for its careful review of our plans,” said Evans Dimba, Deputy Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer.
“We have already commenced our multi-stakeholder engagement with monitoring bodies, such as the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Water Resources Authority, and the Government of Kiambu County.”
Over 30 percent of the city is reserved for green areas and public spaces. Tatu City is described as a Special Economic Zone with high-quality infrastructure for homes, offices, shops, schools, medical facilities, and light industries.
Cooper K-Brands, Dormans, Chandaria Industries, Twiga Foods, Kim-Fay, Africa Logistics Properties, Mapei, Copia, Tianlong, and Stecol Corporation are some of the top companies that are already operating or developing at Tatu.
Tatu City was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the leading design, urban planning, architecture, and engineering companies in the world.