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Imperial Botanical Beach hotel Limited has awarded a contract to Roko Construction Limited to construct a shopping Mall and Hotel suites in Entebbe, Uganda “Proposed Hotel Suites and Shopping Mall”. The project commenced on 01 August 2013 and the scheduled duration is sixteen months; completion planned for the end of 014.This development comprises two separate blocks and is located opposite the Imperial Golf view hotel (near the Entebbe Golf Course); on Plot numbers 1B, 3 and 5 Lugard Avenue , Entebbe.
This Shopping mall and hotel which has a structure on either side of Karim Hirji Road will add great value to the people of Entebbe by offering the first of its kind in this area, allowing them a greater variety in their shopping and banking needs (and brand new and fresh experience). Signature retail chains, banks, and food courts occupies the ground floor whereas the first, second and third floor compromises of 5-star hotel suites; the best in its class.
The mall will be built over five levels with approximately 18,000 square meters (m2) of building space and basement parking for 150 vehicles. Special mention should be made of the architectural design and fit-out.
Decorative exterior features and interior bulkheads take this building to the best in its class; and a must see.
Additional special features include:-
- Huge water-features in front of each of the buildings
- Cabro pavers in the basement
- Staircases and elevators
- Standby generators
- Guard houses
- Beautiful landscape exterior, and
- Top class joinery to finish it off
Roko construction has been awarded the contract to construct a shopping Mall on Acacia Avenue called 'Acacia Mall'
The Acacia Mall & Offices (40,000 sq. meters) is located in the prime residential / commercial suburb of Kololo in Kampala and is developed by Gulfstream Investments (U) Ltd.
The mall will create the ultimate shopping experience comparable with the best in the region, adopting exquisite aesthetic design, bright and airy spaces, signature retail outlets, functional commercial and multi-use units, elaborate groceries, amusement areas, convenience foods and fine dining, all focused at giving shoppers a truly enjoyable and memorable shopping experience and hence rendering the shopper spoilt for the choice.
As it is increasingly becoming a global trend to have offices as part of shopping mall complexes, the mall will comprise office rooms as part of the facilities.
Acreage: 2.5 acres
Plot numbers: 2-6, 8A-12A & 14-18
Contract duration: 2 years
Start date: 14/10/2011
The building comprises: Supermarket (Nakumatt), Groceries, Cinemas, Banking halls, Restaurants, Clinics (Agha khan Clinic, eye centre), Different categories of shops, Health club.
It consists of the following floors namely:
Lower ground floor (basement) level 1 = 8094 sq. meters
Lower ground floor (basement) level 2 = 8113 sq. meters
Ground floor = 8319 sq. metres
First floor = 7520 sq. metres
Second floor = 2462 sq. meters
Third floor = 1167 sq. meters
Offices - Second floor to fourth floor = 4926 sq. meters
Parking floors - Three Parking floors (Lower ground floor 1, Lower ground floor 2 and part of second floor) with 500 parking lots.
The building will be accessed in all three beautiful client modified roads made of Cabro paving blocks. The Mall will offer adequate and convenient parking by way of an experienced double–basement and upper floor car park facility for over 550 cars.
With state of the art security and automated access points making it the most modern and biggest parking facility in the country. One of its kinds with a fully centralized air conditioning system at every corner within the building.
The project has two key components, which include: upgrading the car park and main terminal building.
In the arrivals area the Check –in desks will be doubled from nine to eighteen.
Escalators and lifts will be installed to ease movement and take care of travellers with disabilities and ease passenger Check-in.
The immigration area will be expanded to put more counters. The duty free area will be extended to accommodate a diverse range of airport shopping products and shops.
Two VIP lounges will be added, one for business and the other for Government officials.
There will also be a separation of Arrival and Departure sections for safety.
This expansion will increase the Airports capacity to accommodate 1,2Million passengers per annum, currently only able to accommodate 400 000.
The expected completion date for the project is by end of 2013.
Roko construction has been awarded the contract to construct a shopping mall in Bugolobi, to be called 'Bugolobi Village Mall' The mall will be built on a 2.7 acre site at Plot 47A Spring Road, Bugolobi which will house a modern premier shopping & leisure destination with a collection of speciality shops, coffee shop, bank, supermarket and restaurants.
The building has unique architecture with Tuscan inspired distinctive elements planned around a well landscaped courtyard with panoramic lift. The mall will be built over four levels with 10,000sm of lettable space and parking for 220 vehicles. Duration of the project will be 15 months with completion at the end of May 2013.
Basement - Underground Parking
Ground Floor - Hypermarket, Fast Food Outlet, Bank, Coffee Shop and numerous retail shops
First Floor - Jazz Club, Food Court, Roof Top Restaurant and numerous retail shops
Second Floor - Spa and numerous retail shops
With the realization of diminishing world ecological endowments,
it has become necessary to conserve existing resources for current and future generations.
The design and construction of new tourist facilities have embraced the use of environmental friendly,
biodegradable materials, whilst maintaining high standards and causing as little disruption to the
environment as possible. It is with this in mind that Dubai World Africa Services (Pty) Ltd floated
the bids for construction of an ecolodge in Nyungwe national park Rwanda;
designed by Keith Design (Pty) Ltd/M2K Architecture (Pty) Ltd. ROKO was the best evaluated bidder in terms
of cost, and methodology to achieve the set parameters.
The project comprised construction of 8 forest villas with 26 rooms of different types;
staff housing, main hotel building and associated external works. The design incorporated use of
timber structure for the buildings, with glazed timber windows and doors and timber slate roofing.
Natural tile slate flooring, timber ceilings; with a complete modern electro- mechanical installations,
incorporating solar lighting and water heating installations. The external works including road works and
swimming pool had to be executed by hand and hand operated equipment to cause as little disturbance to
nature as possible.
Indeed this project has made us proud by being awarded BEST INTERNATIONAL NEW SMALL HOTEL CONSTRUCTION &
DESIGN by International Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television.
ROKO Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract to
construct a new head office complex for DFCU Limited, one of the leading banking institution in the country. This Buiding together with WORKERS HOUSE , MAPEERA and STANBIC have been rated among the top 10 tallest buildings in Uganda by wikipidia
The building to be situated on Plot 26 Kyadondo Road will comprise of several levels of offices and ample parking space for all its occupants.
It is to take about 71weeks to complete and once complete will be a magnificient structure in the locality.
ROKO Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract to construct a new switch centre for MTN, one of the Telecomunication company in the country. The project located on plot 450 & 451 Kibuga Mutundwe hill is expected to take 9 Month to complete.
ROKO Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract to furbrish offices for Total E and P Uganda Limited. The project located at Levels 5 & 6 Course View Towers, Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala, Uganda is expected to take 18 Month to complete.
The Works comprise of the following: -
The interior fit-out of the 5th and 6th floors of the newly constructed Course View Towers, Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala.
The fit-out consists of new aluminium demountable partitions, some of which are to be sound proof whilst others need to have fire proof ratings; floors are to be finished with either porcelain floor tiles or carpet laid on a new cement and sand screed; ceilings will consist of partly the Landlord’s supplied suspended ceiling tile in a lay-in suspension system; Doors are to be of a high quality imported type finish with a hardwood veneer.
The entire 5th and 6th floors are to have an air-conditioning system to be connected to the existing supply but to be supplemented with additional units; separate air-conditioning units will be introduced into the server room and the power room and
A new fresh air system with an extraction system is to be installed at each level.
ROKO Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract to construct a modern commercial complex for Pine Investment, a private Limited Liability Company owned by Ugandans. The project is located on plot 4 & 6 Nakasero road, Kampala. The project is also co-funded by International Finance Corporation (IFC), a department of World Bank and DEG- a funding body of the Federal Republic of Germany. The development is the first Private Sector building construction project that DEG has agreed to fund in Africa and also IFC has also agreed to fund for over five years.
The complex will provide approximately 12,000 SM of office accommodation and 3,000 sqm of retail space arranged around a central courtyard with landscaping and water features. This development will form the third element of the existing Rwenzori commercial developments and the design will integrate with and benefit the existing development by retaining the traditional theme of the existing buildings, but with a more contemporary design. It will create over 400 car parking bays arranged on three levels and this will greatly improve the parking ratio to the existing buildings and also provide more space for both the Rwenzori Complex and the general public thus alleviating the pressure on parking.
Roko Construction won a contract to renovate and extend the former intercontinetal
Hotel Kigali to Serena stardads. This is an effort to step
up and widen their services in Rwanda.
project is estimated to take 12-month, among the key
areas to be added will be an ultra modern new wing comprising a total of 44 guest
rooms, 28 standard and 16 executive rooms, and a two-storey state of the art
Maisha Spa facility complete with a contemporary swimming pool.
This is expected to
increase the Hotel's guest capacity and offer a wider variety of health and
beauty services to local and international guests. The refurbishment is to be done in three
phases, involving all Serena Hotel facilities, Kigali Serena Hotel, Serena
Lake Kivu and Kinigi.
The hotel is to remain open during the
renovation period and measures will be put in place to ensure minimal
interruptions to the guests.
Currently Kigali Serena Hotel has 104
air conditioned rooms that range from luxury suites to deluxe rooms and the
number is set to increase to 148 after the refurbishment is complete.
Serena Hotels have purchased 27.6 hectares of land in the Kinigi area and
their architects are currently finalizing designs for a luxury boutique.
Full construction of the facility will begin early 2009.
The Managing Director of Serena Hotels, Mr. Mahmud Jan Mohamed, said the whether out for pure luxury or a swift revitalization, the Maisha Spa
facility will offer soothing respite and inner serenity to guests with
services ranging from signature massages to facials and hydrotherapy
So any traveller looking for
an executive conference,
off-site meeting or luxury accommodation Will feel at at
home in Serena Hotel.
NSSF Project: ROKO Construction Ltd has won another
great contract; to construct a modern commercial complex for NSSF (National
Social Security Fund). The contract was signed on 1st April 2008 by the
NSSF's Managing Director David Chandi on behalf of NSSF and ROKO's Managing
Director Dragomir Lakic on behalf of ROKO. The complex will cover nearly
16 acres of land located at Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero opposite French Embassy.
The project is estimated to cost 36 billion shillings and is likely to
start this month and run for 16 months. It includes shopping rental space
at the ground floor, parking space, restaurants, office space and suits.
Mapeera House : Roko Construction won the contract,
among the selected leading construction firms in the country through a
competitive bidding. The contract was signed on 5th September 2007 by
Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Board Chairman of Centenary bank on behalf
of the Bank and Mr. Rainer Koehler Chairman of Roko Construction.
In this remarks at the contract singing ceremony the Mr. Koehler thanked
the Bank for the confidence placed in his firm and under took to construct
the building for their usual high standards
The Bank’s new home, which will be called Mapeera House, will be
on Plot 44-46 Kampala Road opposite the Constitutional Square. It will
have eight floors. “Mapeera House will be spacious with modern Banking
facilities that will ease congestion at Entebbe Road arising from our
ever-growing loyal clientele and help us to offer a conducive Banking
environment,” Ddumba said.
A contract for construction of the project was signed between the Bank’s
board chairman, Prof. Ddumba Ssentamu, and Roko Construction Company’s
chairman Rainer Koehler at Centenary
The project is expected to take 13 months and ROKO will take all possible
measures to ensure that construction progresses smoothly so that the project
is completed on schedule using the planned funds
Southern Sudan Government ministries’
This project involved building and rehabilitation of the southern
Sudan government ministries’ offices, was signed between the
region’s acting minister for lands, housing and utilities,
Rebbecca Demals, and ROKO’s chairman, Rainer Koehler, in Juba
Some of ROKO projects.