Construction of the first of many housing projects for the Affordable housing program has begun in earnest. The project was awarded to China State Construction and Engineering Corporation. The State Department of Public Works is supervising the project. PS Paul Maringa, made an impromptu visit to the site accompanied by the Chief Architect, Arch. S. K. Muli.
The site is located in Ngara, Nairobi and sandwiched by Park Road, Kinsasha road and Muslim road. The project scope will include one, two and three bedroom housing units, a parking silo and other social amenities. The works are scheduled to be completed within two years.
The delivery model is by Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Finance (EPC+F). The developer shall be responsible for designing, building and financing of the project and is encouraged to use innovative design, technologies that adopt affordable mass housing production and take into consideration cost, time and quality
|Amenities to be included in the project|
|Housing Units (approximately 1,300 units and parking – 1:1)|
|On-site Social and Physical Infrastructure|
|Internal Roads and Surface Water Drainage|
|Boundary Wall and Gatehouse|
|Water supply and storage facilities|
|Recreational and Social Facility|
|Education facilities (Early Childhood Development)|
|Greenery & Landscaping|
|Main power supply – Substation|
|Emergency power supply|
|Green building concept|
|Security and Street lighting|
|Solid Waste Management|
The government undertakes to upgrade the social and physical infrastructure in the neighborhood to accommodate the proposed development. The physical infrastructure includes the access roads, sewer, water and power supply.