Bosch East Africa provided consulting engineering services, for the new mini units commercial warehouses at the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park (NGIP) in Kiambu, Kenya.
The EPCM contract for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage installations which was awarded formed part of a two-year project, which was completed at the end of 2021.
Following the construction in 2019 of Grade A warehouses, the client recognised an urgent demand in the area for small to medium warehouse leasing facilities. In order to offer a premium product at a competitive price, the solution was the establishment at NGIP Mini units of 19 smaller warehouses – ranging in size between 300 and 700 m². This facility was established as a demonstration facility that is in line with the Government’s drive for industrialisation.
The new warehouses are strategically located on the Eastern bypass, enhancing the efficiencies of supply chain logistics to Nairobi and Mombasa.
The team was responsible for services that included pre-contract budget preparation for MEP scope, electrical reticulation design and layouts, small power and lighting design and layouts, telephony, access control and fire detection design. The team also consulted on water supply reticulation design and layouts, firefighting reticulation design and layouts and internal plumbing, drainage. The project also involved document and contract management of the MEP scope, construction supervision and progress monitoring of MEP works and testing and commissioning of MEP systems.