Mitchell Cotts Cargo Terminal Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya


Mitchell Cotts is a global logistics company that provides services such as warehousing, packing, transport and distribution to a wide variety of clients. Their airfreight division is currently stationed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, which is considered the regional airfreight hub.

In order to meet international requirements and to enable the operators to cope with the fast increase in cargo volume at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Mitchell Cotts considered the construction of a modern state-of-the-art 8 500 square metre, semi-automated warehouse facility with an ultimate capacity of 150 000 tonnes per annum.

Mitchell Cotts currently handles approximately 70 000 tonnes of cargo per annum, and therefore the design had to allow continuous expansion as demand for more capacity increased. The design also had to make provision for both dry and perishable cargo products, and the storage of frozen goods.


The initial client brief indicated that the warehouse design had to:

  • include a suite of offices for Mitchell Cotts personnel, letting clients, and necessary authorities, such as customs
  • ensure that the highest level of environmental sustainability was achieved by optimizing local environmental conditions in implementing low energy consumption designs and technologies.

Construction was scheduled to start in early 2017 and completed in late 2018.

CLIENT NAME: Mitchell Cotts Freight

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya


START DATE: August 2015

END DATE: September 2017