Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Redevelopment of Pangani Goan Estate


I was misled by the project developers. I am sorry I got it wrong.

Tony Reg D’Souza was first to point out that the photos did not match our memories of the original Goan Estate. I misled him because I could not think that the project could have got it so wrong. Anyway, a friend, sent me this note: 

In regard to the Goan estate...  It is still there and the flats behind the club have been brought down. Those were the Nairobi City Council flats and also had a number of Goan families living there up to the mid-1970s. My husband and his family are part of the Goan Estate. This estate is still there with two Goan families.

The original Goan Estate had 48 houses; the new development will house 1560 apartments! The social and common facilities that will be incorporated in the project include;

·         Social Hall

·         Gymnasium

·         Squash Court Club House

·         Children’s playing ground

·         Beautifully landscaped gardens

·         Perimeter wall

·         Manned gate

·         Ample Parking (3 basements over 75% of the site)

·         High speed elevators

·         Commercial center

·         Nursery School


Artists Bird View impression of the completed development


For further info, please visit:







https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/nairobi/article/2001417176/city-hall-pledges-1042-affordable-houses- by-december



Compiled by Eng. Arshad Khan, MSc, BSc, DIC, CEng, FIStructE, FICE, MIEK, REng, Nairobi, 14th September 2021

View from the 20th level roof of Block 1


Liberty Cinema on left and Pangani (Duchess of Gloucester) Girls School on right (arrowed)

Google Earth Image April 2020

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