Nairobi Central Railway Station project designs have been completed by Atkins UK on behalf of Kenya Railways Corporation and the Ministry of Transport.
In January 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for British support for the Nairobi Railway City & Central Station programme to expand and decongest the central business district.
This envisaged the mixed-use redevelopment of 170 ha of railway land between Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Landhies Road and Bunyala Road.
A team of UK-funded experts has worked with local stakeholders to develop an implementation plan and provide advice on urban planning, climate-resilient green building principles, financial structuring and investment mobilization.
Nairobi Central Railway Station Project Design Details
According to Atkins Design Director Chris Crombie, Nairobi Railway City is a flagship project that is a critical component of the city and gateway to East Africa.
He said the designs created, together with Howard Humphreys, are a classical case study on building a transit-oriented development with built-in climate adaptation.
This Central Railway Station project aims to provide jobs and green and sustainable infrastructure that drives regeneration.
The British and Kenyan Governments are in early-stage discussions for UK Export Finance support for projects in Kenya, with the station likely to be one of the first to benefit.
The planned KSh28 billion redevelopment of Central Railway Station in Nairobi groundbreaking is scheduled for July 2022.
This entire project includes a new rail station that links with a Bus Rapid Transit System and other transport networks, as well as putting up skyscrapers, residential flats, a cultural center and a museum.