Property for sale in Old Town, Mombasa
600 sq m of retail, office and residential accommodation with storage
Prominent location at the entrance to Mombasa Old Town
13 m frontage with full-height display windows onto Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road
Newly refurbished to high standards
Excellent natural light and views over Mombasa Creek and the Indian Ocean
The property located at the entrance of the historic Old Town of Mombasa, on Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road, which is one of the main roads leading into the Old Town. The building is located a few minutes walk from Treasury Square and close to the commercial heart of Mombasa.
Arcaf House is situated on the corner of Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road and a side road to its south, which leads down to the waterfront. The building faces west, with its main frontage on Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road, whilst the rear of the property has views eastwards across the creek and the Indian Ocean. The Mombasa Club neighbours the building to the south. The Old Town of Mombasa, and the area around Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road in particular, has received part of a Ksh 30 million grant from the European Union, enabling it to undergo considerable restoration in recent years.
Arcaf House was built in the late 1970s. The site was formerly occupied by East African Stores, established in 1892. The design of the building is a modern adaptation of the traditional mashrabia houses, complimenting the rest of the street. The building is being refurbished throughout, with works due to be completed imminently.
The property provides a total of 600 sqm of retail, office and residential accommodation over five floors with basement storage. There is excellent natural light on all floors. The floor-plate is rectangular with the main entrance off Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road leading to an internal stairwell, which is located centrally within the floor-plate. There is one dedicated car parking space to the rear of the building and ample street parking on Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road and the road running alongside the building.
A breakdown of the built area is as follows:
103.7 sq m of open-plan retail space including two WCs. The retail space is split into two interconnected units, each of 51.9 sq m, located on either side of the building entrance lobby and stairwell. The two units each have an entrance off the building entrance lobby, which opens onto Sir Mbarak Hinawy Road.
A 15.6 sq m store accessed from the north retail unit, with an additional external access.
The north retail unit has an internal staircase linking it to the mezzanine level.
107.2 sq m of open-plan retail/office space including a 7.2 sq m office/store, a kitchenette and a WC.
The mezzanine level has two separate entrances from opposite sides of the main building stairwell, as well as the internal staircase from the retail space on the ground floor.
136.7 sq m of office space comprising a 22.7 sq m reception area, five offices/boardrooms, a 5.5 sq m store, kitchen and three WCs.
The offices range from approximately 11.2 sq m to 25 sq m in size.
The first floor has two separate entrances from opposite sides of the main building stairwell.
A 78 sq m apartment comprising two double bedrooms, a living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and an additional WC.
A 58 sq m apartment comprising one double bedroom, a living/dining room, kitchen and shower room.
Both apartments overlook the creek and the Indian Ocean.
Both apartments can also be used as office space.
Two identical studio apartments of 28 sq m each, comprising a living area, kitchen and shower room with balconies overlooking the creek and the Indian Ocean.
43.3 sq m storage space.