Bosch East Africa – a member of the Bosch Holdings group of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering companies – provided consulting engineering services to Improvon, for the new mini units commercial warehouses at the Nairobi Gate Industrial Park (NGIP) in Kiambu, Kenya.
The EPCM contract for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing and drainage installations was awarded to Bosch East Africa for the two-year project, which was completed at the end of 2021.
“Following the construction in 2019 of Grade A warehouses, our 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,” explains Dereck Mutungi, Mechanical Engineer, Bosch East Africa Consulting Engineers Ltd. “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.”
Bosch East Africa’s services comprised conceptual design, engineering and design, contract management of services vendors, construction supervision, testing and commissioning.
Bosch East Africa Ltd 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.
Bosch East Africa offers multi-disciplinary consulting to hospitals, multi-storey buildings, community centres, schools, as well as eco-friendly industrial, residential and mixed-use developments. Specialist services are enhanced by a maintenance and support programme, to ensure all contractors comply with contractual and regulatory requirements.