50km of Tatu Roads completed at Tatu City
Tatu City, the 5,000-acre Special Economic Zone located just outside of Nairobi, has achieved a significant infrastructure accomplishment with the completion of over 50km of international standard tarmacked roads. The Tatu roads serve more than 75 businesses within Tatu City, as well as thousands of residents and school children.
The latest additions to Tatu City’s road infrastructure include the extension of the TC 301 by 1.5km to Unity One, a community of one-bedroom apartments developed by Unity Homes, and the ongoing rollout of Tatu roads in the Kijani Ridge neighbourhood, which features 1/2- and 1/4-acre fully serviced plots.
Tatu City subjects all of its Tatu roads to rigorous evaluation using the International Roughness Index (IRI). An assessment conducted in cooperation with the Materials Testing and Research Division (MTRD) of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works gave Tatu City’s Tatu roads high rankings for road quality and performance. The World Bank, which brought together several international organizations to develop the IRI as a standard for calibration, has shown that pavements that are built smoother remain smoother over time and provide a longer service life.
Located just 30 minutes from Central Nairobi, Tatu City is home to two schools, Crawford International and Nova Pioneer, which educate more than 3,000 students daily, thousands of apartments by Unity Homes, and family residences in Kijani Ridge. Roast by Carnivore, a restaurant by Tamarind Group, the country’s leading hospitality operator, is open at the entrance to Tatu City. Eneo at Tatu Central, Tatu City’s first commercial office and retail complex will be completed in 2023, with CCI Global as its anchor tenant.
Kenya’s first operational SEZ, Tatu City, has welcomed dozens of companies to its business-friendly location, including Dormans, Copia, Cooper K-Brands, Grit Real Estate Income Group, Twiga Foods, CCI Global, Freight Forwarders Solutions, Friendship Group, Davis & Shirtliff, and KWAL. These companies have been attracted to Tatu City’s well-developed infrastructure, including the high-quality Tatu roads.