On the 24th May 2022 Purple Dot International Ltd unveiled its brand-new EDGE Certified, Purple Tower to industry stakeholders, including investors and tenants who are set to make material savings on utility costs in the Sh2.5 billion mixed-use commercial project in Nairobi.
The proposed development, whose off-plan sale was unveiled by the developer sits along Mombasa Road, hovering just above the completed Nairobi Expressway which opened this month for public use. The MUD (Mixed Use Development) is centrally located and strategically nestled near key urban addresses including the city’s CBD (Central Business District), Upperhill, Westlands, Industrial Area, Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and SGR Terminal.
The 14-floor edifice which is conveniently positioned near the Expressway’s entry/exit lanes parades the following spaces: showroom/retail (ground floor); food and beverage/restaurant (second floor); Grade A offices (third to fourteenth) and conferencing facility (fourteenth). The multiple entry, exit points from the tower significantly cuts down travel time to Mlolongo, Athi River as well as Westlands and Limuru Road.
Purple Tower’s design has achieved EDGE sustainability requirements, a benchmark initiated by the IFC (International Finance Corporation), the private sector lending wing of the World Bank, to encourage the design and construction of sustainable, resource-efficient buildings in emerging markets. For a building to receive EDGE certification, its design must incorporate measures that enable it to achieve threshold energy savings, water savings and savings in energy of embodied materials.
Said Jiten Kerai, General Manager of Purple Dot International, “Purple Tower, presents a timely and strategic proposition for both local and regional investors in the Kenyan property market. With its innovative building design, EDGE Certification and locational advantages, the mixed-use development truly embodies our core business model with respect to socially responsible investing, giving discerning investors an opportunity to diversify their investment portfolio with a property that delivers higher ROI (Return on Investment) over time”
“Together with our partners, we have come up with flexible, adaptable office spaces supported by financing options that enable buyers who come on board now to earn value appreciation that is comparatively higher than if they invested the same amount in investments of a similar tenor,” he added.
The developer Purple Dot International has partnered with a panel of financiers to support off-plan buyers and investors with flexible payment options spread through the construction period, which is estimated at 28 months. The project’s finance partners include Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB), Stanbic Bank Kenya Ltd and Bank of Baroda Kenya Ltd
The consultants team working on the project include locally reputed Design Partnership Ltd, US-based architects DLR Group, Metrix Integrated Consultancy, Cost Studio Ltd, Urban Green Consultants and Bosch East Africa. DLR Group has an impressive global portfolio of projects including universities in China, US and Qatar, hospitals, hotels, and shopping malls, with the Mall of Emirates destined to be the biggest shopping mall in the world.
Purple Tower’s design takes into consideration energy and water consumption saving measures including increased natural ventilation with operable windows, reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, energy saving lighting to be used in all internal areas and to be in tenant leases, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conference rooms, closed cabins/open offices, solar photovoltaics for 20 percent of total energy use. Water saving measures include flow faucets in all bathrooms and kitchen sinks and dual flush for WC in all bathrooms and water efficient urinal. Overall, Purple Tower’s energy savings are estimated to be 27%, water savings at 41% and 33% less embodied energy in building materials used.
About Purple Tower
A Mixed-Use Development located along Mombasa Road in close proximity to the CBD (Central Business District), Upperhill, Westlands, Industrial Area, Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The EDGE Certified building features premium offices built to international Grade A specification, showroom/retail space, food and beverage space and conferencing facilities.
Purple Tower showcases a cube designed in spirit of Vastu principles, with an open atrium ‘Brahma’ in the center that runs the full height of the building for increased cross ventilation and ample sunlight.
Amenities include high speed passenger elevators – 4 serving offices, 2 serving the basement and parking silos as well as 1 dedicated goods/service lift, 24-hour manned security, CCTV surveillance, secure entry/exit points, dedicated ODF (optical distribution frame) room for easy multiple fiber internet connectivity to offices, conferencing facility for 12 to 240 pax and a grab-and-go café at reception.
About Purple Dot International Ltd
Led by a team of experienced and innovative business partners working towards building investment opportunities for communities across the globe, Purple Dot International Ltd is a fast growing and dynamic residential and commercial real estate developer.
Purple Dot International Ltd is fully owned and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
An innovation of IFC, EDGE helps property developers to build and brand green in a fast, easy and affordable way. EDGE is supported by free software that encourages solutions to reduce energy, water and the energy used to make building materials by at least 20 percent, which is the standard for EDGE certification. The program has been generously supported by the following donors: Austria, Canada, Denmark, ESMAP, EU, Finland, GEF, Hungary, Japan, Switzerland and the UK. For more information, visit: www.edgebuildings.com