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Old September 11th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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THIKA GREENS LTD, a newly incorporated company is in the process of acquiring 1,135 acres of land in a strategic location within Thika town for a large gated community project to be done in two phases. TGL now intends to offer both local and international investment to co-own through scheduled shareholding. The land itself is on two separate pieces each with unique attributes for the grand investment venture. Part of the land (407 acres) is off the Nairobi - Nyeri highway on Kandara road while the other (728 acres) is sandwiched by the old Thika - Kabati road and the Nairobi - Nyeri highway (a mere 20 minute drive from Nairobi once the multi - carriage highway is complete.)

Future of the Project:

The shareholder will enjoy the returns from diverse facilities, infrastructure and amenities including fit-to-your pocket & lifestyle homes, shopping malls, schools, recreational outlets, a golf course, to name but a few.

Thika Greens will utimately become the place to own as it provide a quality of life unrivalled in many parts of the region.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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wow, nice and big project the way to go, definitely the new roads will be opening new frontiers in the Nairobi housing industry please provide the link
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Old September 12th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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Here's the plan for phase II of the project. They plan to incorporate a 18 hole golf course as part of the estate.

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wow, nice and big project the way to go, definitely the new roads will be opening new frontiers in the Nairobi housing industry please provide the link
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #5
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im getting one. hehe
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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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Good for ya......By the way, good stuff..
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Old October 10th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #7
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additional facilities for this project:

-mall
-5 star luxury hotel with helipad and conferencing/theatre facilities
-airstrip
-cycling paths
-fibre optic IT network.
-golf academy
-tennis courts and swimming pools
-CCTV and biometric ID.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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Got this from a newspaper article.

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Thika Greens is going to be a study in sustainable development. Lying on 1,135 acres, it will be made up of two residential developments. The first a 900-unit middle-income residential phase and the second an 800-residential unit golf estate. Other facilities on the estate include a three-star hotel, a school and a private member’s clubhouse overlooking an 18-hole championship golf course designed by a leading course architect, DDV Design Group Golf of South Africa.

Kibiru says the infrastructure for the estate that costs Sh2.2 billion will begin next month. A Chinese construction company, MCC4, is the contractor. The land on the other hand cost about Sh1.8 billion. The first phase will have about 960 houses with an average price of Sh7 million, a total of Sh6.72 billion. The estate should be complete in two years.

The project coordinator Robert Bunyi said buyers had over 20 housing designs to choose from. Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth said this would be a flagship project that will attract more development to the area that falls under his constituency.
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/archi...09843&cid=470&
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Lifestyle at Thika Greens


Build your dream home in this secure residential community where the best security technology is incorporated. From access control systems at the gates, to surveillance cameras throughout the estate, augmented with constant security patrols.

Services include adequate water, electricity, ICT infrastructure, sewerage systems to your plot. Landscaping throughout the estate provides a wonderful outdoor environment for children to play and make friends.
Low picket fences, well manicured lawns, surround providing unobstructed views to Mt Kilimambogo and on a clear day to Mt Kenya. A controlled development plan ensures the built environment remains pleasing through time




THIKA GREENS BRIEF

The surge of human populations in our urban centres clearly points to an urgent rethink to counter deterioration in neighbourhoods. A conscious systematic scheme to decongest Kenya's large cities should be appreciated as both urgent and visionary.

Government’s plans to decongest our major urban centres are part of the answer to the prosperity Kenya seeks in Vision 2030. The Nairobi Metropolitan ministry has already declared its intention to push out the city boundaries of Nairobi to cover a 100 kilometre radius from the city.

This move is in line with trends in the developed world where the challenge to decongest big cities, create new investment and settlement opportunities has been overcome through systematic initiation of new self-contained satellite towns.

Thus the vision of Thika Greens was born and the real opportunity in this model lies in wait for those with access to sizeable tracts of land where new developments can spring. The company identified a 1,135 acre parcel of land on which to develop two unique residential communities. The first is a middle income estate comprising of 900 residential plots in a secure serviced estate.

The second is a golf estate as good as the best in the world offering residents a lifestyle unparalleled in Kenya. The estate comprises 800 residential plots set in beautifully landscaped gardens offering an open but secure living.

The Hotel
Designed with elegance and style, the 3 star hotel will be a grand Kenyan destination. The hotel will be braced with exquisite interior and intricate details of the afro-chic style. Its high quality attractive finishes of beauty; class and grandeurs will fill its interiors with serenity and style.

Other facilities offered in the hotel will be; well equipped health club, a cozy bar and lounge, rejuvenating spa, dining restaurant, conference facilities among others.

The school
The development will also comprise a proposed school to be run by a leading private school company. The school will offer primary education and pre-primary classes.

The school’s internal spaces will be designed to offer a stimulating environment for pupils to explore their abilities and to stimulate their minds. Particular attention has been given to extracurricular activities with a host of sporting facilities incorporated.

A careful selection process will be undertaken to identify the appropriate educational institution with the passion to witness young minds blossom. Overall development of the pupils founded on ethical values will be a key ethos of the school.

The club house
The private members club house sits atop a hill overlooking the No. 1, 9, 10, 11 and 18 holes. The championship course is specially sculptured to capture the highlight of any tournament from the club house.

Other facilities offered in the club house is a gym, luxuriously appointed men’s and ladies baths, sumptuous lounges and a ballroom. The club will be open to non-residents while residents will be offered a discounted membership.

The 18 hole championship course designed by leading course architect’s, DDV Design Group Golf of South Africa, will challenge the seasoned golfer. However, due regard has been given to the up coming golfer to provide him with an exciting course.

The estate
Build your dream home in this secure residential community where the best security technology is incorporated. From access control systems at the gates, to surveillance cameras throughout the estate, augmented with constant security patrols.

Services include adequate water, electricity, ICT infrastructure, sewerage systems to your plot. Landscaping throughout the estate provides a wonderful outdoor environment for children to play and make friends.

Low picket fences, well manicured lawns surround providing unobstructed views to Mt Kilimabogo and on a clear day to Mt Kenya. A controlled development plan ensures the built environment remains pleasing through time.

The Community Centre
At the centre you’ll find a sporting facility comprising of outdoor sports and indoor sports. Enjoy a game of basketball or a round of tennis, then soak your body in a steam bath. Indoor facilities also include squash courts and a multipurpose hall.

The grounds around the centre can also be used to host a wedding or some other family function. The centre will only be open to residents and is expected to be the centre of activity and a firm favourite for the older kids.

Shopping Mall
A world class shopping mall will offer convenience to residents of the estate and the environs of Thika. Have a cappuccino, window shop to your heart’s content. All your shopping requirements will be met here.

Facilities to be included in the mall will include a supermarket, banking halls, numerous shops, kids play area, a food court as well as a proposed amusement park. Expect to bump into long lost friends mingling amongst the shoppers.

Close to the mall you’ll find a highway bed and breakfast hotel and an office park. The facilities will also incorporate a leading hospital clinic avoiding you to travel all the way to Nairobi for treatment.

House Plans
Carefully selected house plans are set out in the following pages from leading architects. These home designs have been carefully selected to fit the budgets of even the most opulent home.

The building designs are carefully controlled not to interfere with the landscape and offer home owners a home they can be proud of for years to come.
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Does anybody know roughly how much these residential houses will cost?
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Does anybody know roughly how much these residential houses will cost?
I guess the cost starts at around 7 million. Though that is on the lower side IMO.
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Sorry to burst your bubble.

This is not a development. This are some guys selling land and a plan to build your house on.

Basically you buy a portion of land from them, select a house type and pay the chinese building company to build it for you. The whole cost is somewhere near 15 million in an area thats quite far from the city centre.

I was keen on one of this till i discovered the whole ploy. The guys 'selling' the plan did not do jack except buy the land, get th eplans drawn up and speak to a chinese contractor.

Be very careful. you can get land in K sukari for 3 m and build your property there for 3. 6 million tops, property closer to nairobi just off the new thika road.
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Sorry to burst your bubble.

This is not a development. This are some guys selling land and a plan to build your house on.

Basically you buy a portion of land from them, select a house type and pay the chinese building company to build it for you. The whole cost is somewhere near 15 million in an area thats quite far from the city centre.

I was keen on one of this till i discovered the whole ploy. The guys 'selling' the plan did not do jack except buy the land, get th eplans drawn up and speak to a chinese contractor.

Be very careful. you can get land in K sukari for 3 m and build your property there for 3. 6 million tops, property closer to nairobi just off the new thika road.
You just made it sound like a scam. Its a controlled development (thats why you have to choose a house plan as opposed to putting up whatever comes to your fancy). That to me is an advantage over Kahawa Sukari which isn't planned*. Another major advantage Thika greens has over Kahawa Sukari is security. I guess you have heard about Kahawa's history regarding this.

And who wouldn't want to wake up in the morning to sweeping views of the greens of the golf course and fresh country air while thinking about strolling to the neighbourhood mall as opposed to looking at your neighbours red roofed concrete monstrosity in Kahawa and thinking how you will dash to pick up something in town since I doubt there is any mall or major store near Kahawa Sukari. As for proximity to the city centre, once Thika road is complete, it wont really matter once the traffic jams are gone.

I guess it all boils down to personal preference. I'd choose TG over Kahawa.

*(To those of you not conversant with Nairobi's suburbs, Kahawa Sukari is a comparatively affluent suburb to the north of the city which is considered a prime area by many. I dont want to conjure an image of some informal unplanned settlement since more often than not people put up mansions there.)
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Triple post. My computer seems to be on weed today.
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Update: The perimeter walls surrounding this project are almost complete and earthmovers have moved to the site. I guess they are laying out the golf course before they put in the basic infrastructure.
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This seems to be taking a while.. Was there any delays?
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This seems to be taking a while.. Was there any delays?
I don't think so.
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The reason I ask is that this thread was created in September 2009, and they're just now erecting walls around the area (May 2011) it seems like it should be nearing completion now.
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