New Industrial Area Grown In Northern Harare

New Industrial Area Grown In Northern Harare

The  new light industrial suburb on Harare Drive which is within easy access of the Northern, Eastern and Western suburbs has been a great success.

This new development has been a huge advantage for people seeking employment closer to home and also for more easy access for the residents of the nearby suburbs. 

Speaking about the development, Mr Patrick Kennan of Kennan Properties says “ none of the land earmarked for this industry is suitable as a residential area because of it’s close proximity to a busy main road, the Pomona quarry and the city dump. For these reasons, the re-zoning of this area to a light industrial use was particularly appropriate, making good use of land that would otherwise lie unused.” 

Most of the stands have now been developed industrial business is booming for the occupants of these industrial stands and landlords are getting an excellent return on their investment. Situated not far from the Alpes Rd intersection and adjacent to the area currently being used for the growing of instant lawns, a prime site. 

In addition to this : 

  1. A 1.73 hectare site on the North/West corner of Harare Drive and Alpes Rd has been re-zoned for light industrial purposes and sold by Kennan Properties for further development. 
  2. On the North/East corner a 10 hectare site has been sub divided into 29 light industrial stands. The majority of the stands here have already been sold by Kennan Properties and internal roads and water reticulation networks are in the process of being installed. 
  3. On land nearby but a little further up Alps Road, a further block of land is being sub-divided into 51 stands, again for light industrial purposes. The sales campaign for these stands is also being handled by Kennan Properties and will be launched later this year 

“Demand for the stands has been high”, says Patrick Kennan " and this has been clearly driven by the convenient location. 

The majority of Harare’s industrial sites are to the South of the city and so easy access to these sites from Northern, Eastern and Western suburbs is difficult especially nowadays with more and more cars on our roads”