Le’mac Towers: Nairobi’s highest homes set for 2017 completion

Ongoing construction of Le’mac Towers in Westlands
Ongoing construction of Le’mac Towers in Westlands. PHOTO/DAKTA VIA SKYSCRAPER CITY
Work on the Sh3.5 billion Dubai-styled Le’mac Towers, which is billed as Kenya’s tallest residential building, is nearing completion in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi.

The 22-storey structure, which is situated just off Waiyaki way, adjacent to the Toyota showroom in Westlands, has been under construction since 2014 and is now slated for completion this year.

Le’mac Towers, which targets wealthy buyers and tenants, comprises office and retail space on the lower floors and one-bedroom and two-bedroom residential apartments in the sixteen upper floors.

At the roof, the double storey Le Mac Sky Club houses a gym, spa, steam and sauna rooms, lounges, swimming pool and a rooftop restaurant. The ground floor comprises the Le Mac café and a banking hall.

According to Ravi Vasta, a director of Mark Properties Ltd., the firm undertaking the project, Le’mac is targeting wealthy home buyers and tenants seeking to settle in exclusive neighbourhoods.

“One bedroom apartments are selling at between Sh12.4 million and Sh13 million depending on the floor, where the higher you go the costlier it becomes,” Vasta was earlier quoted by local media as saying.

The prices have since risen to between Sh13.32 million and Sh15.36 million for a one bedroom unit and between Sh26.24 million and Sh27.57 million for a three-bedroom apartment.

“We will keep about half of the 170 apartments while the remaining units will be available for sale,” said Vasta.

Le’mac Towers’ interiors have been designed by architect Susan Watts of Image360 Degrees – a firm famed for its innovative designs.

“Le’Mac is a statement of impeccable architecture with immense attention to detail and a fine blend of the spaces to allow functional flows while ensuring utmost privacy,” reads a notice on the property’s website.

Property developers are increasingly building high rise apartments in Nairobi as they seek to maximise land use in densely populated estates around the city.

By putting up high rise apartments, property builders are able to distribute the land costs over the number of units in a building – lowering the cost per unit.