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Old March 24th, 2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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NAIROBI | Greenpark Residental Development News

http://www.superiorhomes.co.ke/default.htm

The project:







- 500 Acres

- 1,550 Houses

- 8 Billion Kenyan Shillings.

- Completion: Mid 2008

Location:



Lying to the east of the Stoney Athi River and to the north of the Mombasa Highway, Greenpark is situated on a gentle slope with breathtaking panoramic views of the Ngong Hills. Work is scheduled to begin soon on a new dual carriageway road from the junction at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the Site and the road is due for completion during 2006.

Lying 29 kilometres from the centre of Nairobi, it is uniquely placed within a convenient transport infrastructure meaning the city centre is less than a 30-minute drive away.

Frequent and reliable bus services to Nairobi will be provided together with proposed rail commuter services from Athi River to Nairobi.

Transport couldn't be easier.


Security

Buying a new home doesn't just mean you have a beautiful place to live in; it should also mean peace of mind.


Greenpark will cultivate a sense of neighbourhood where residents perceive advantage in looking after each other with zero tolerance approach to crime. Superior Homes (Kenya) Limited have engaged the services of a leading security company in Kenya to advise and to design a comprehensive security system.

Each cluster of around 200 houses will be fenced, with one controlled entry and exit gate and a range of up to date security devices will be employed to ensure the integrity of the cluster and to identify intruders.

New technology including closed circuit television, cameras, street lighting, alarms and sensor beams will be maintained by a dedicated, well equipped security team trained to the highest standards.

Rigorous checks and procedures will be implemented in co-operation with the local police force to reduce the risk of theft and vandalism and Greenpark will be recognised as one of the safest areas to bring up a family in Kenya.


Environment

Hear yourself breathe. Think about wide-open space, gardens, parks, walkways and recreational areas right at your doorstep. You can have it.

Superior Homes (Kenya) Ltd. have employed the best planners and landscape architects to design an environment which meets and exceeds your needs and Superior Homes (Kenya) Ltd. will manage it so you have one less thing to think about.

Water will be sourced, monitored, controlled and provided using the latest in water management technology. Revenue will be continually reinvested into the system to ensure regular and plentiful supplies of clean water.

New computerised information and point of sale technology will be utilized in the form of smart cards, electronic valves and switches and meters installed with every user to ensure that you have what you want when you want it.


To maintain the environment the use of open fires to burn rubbish will be prohibited and garbage collections will be efficient and reliable. Roads, drains, recreational spaces and public areas will be regularly cleaned and maintained so that Greenpark will offer residents a great quality of life over the long term.


Services

Buying a home is more than just buying a property. It is about buying a lifestyle because where you live is very much part of how you live. Greenpark is unique as it is a self contained district that has been designed from the ground up to provide a comprehensive range of services to the residents.


Water is in short supply in Athi River and a series of water collection and conservation measures have been designed in to the development to ensure that there is sufficient water for all the residents of Greenpark.

As well as reliable water and electricity supplies, there will be smooth roads, effective storm drainage and paved walkways. But that is just the start. Nursery, primary and secondary schools will be constructed as the development rolls out and the new buildings will be leased to school operators with proven track records. A health clinic, security post, community hall and a range of shops will be located within the district centre, which is centrally located a short distance from each cluster.

During 2006 and towards the completion of the development, as the population swells to around 7,000, additional recreational facilities will be constructed including restaurants, fitness centre, swimming pool and children’s play park.

A management company will be employed to make sure that all services and amenities within Greenpark are properly maintained and the quality of life for residents is assured over the long term.

Technology

Buying a new home is an important and exciting decision. Whoever you are, and whatever is happening in your life, Superior Homes ( Kenya ) Limited will do all that we can to make sure your home suits your every need. We have left nothing unconsidered. We've thought about the best way to create an environment that gives you the maximum benefits of technology with the minimum investment of your time.


Superior Homes (Kenya) Limited will work closely with Wall Ties & Forms Incorporated (WTF) of Kansas City, USA, to construct homes using the latest in American technology. High technology aluminium formwork building system will ensure the very high standards of quality during construction.

All houses will be built to exacting international standards, well appointed and decorated inside and out. Standard fixtures and fittings will be included with every house sold to ensure that it is comfortable and ready for occupation. High quality fittings and other optional extras will be marketed by a specialist division at extra cost and installed either ahead of you taking entry or at a future date. New technology will be extensively employed to increase personal and property security within the development.

Closed circuit television and monitoring, smart cards, infra red beams and tracking systems will be combined to provide real time and recorded information to enable security staff to take appropriate action ahead of and following any security incidents.

Computer records, analysis and interrogation will be used for management of the development so that prompt action can be taken to rectify faults and problems before they develop.

Underground electricity and water supplies will be provided to each dwelling via service tracks. Roads and walkways will be paved using concrete block work and street lighting will be provided to all areas. Storm water drainage will be included within the design and all drainage, water supplies and electricity services will be channelled underground.


The Construction

Superior Homes (Kenya) Limited will build five different house types within the 500 acre development over a two year schedule. Construction will start with a three bedroom bungalow (with fourth bedroom as option) followed by semi-detached units, maisonettes, low rise apartments and, finally, a small number of five and six bedroom luxury detached villas.

All houses will be built to a high standard using high tech aluminium formwork panels and reinforced concrete on a concrete plinth. The construction method, which has been tried and tested in Mexico, Jamaica, Malaysia and the USA, can be viewed in detail, on the website of Wall Ties and Forms Incorporated at: www.wallties.com

Good quality fixtures and fittings and a well trained and highly committed workforce will ensure the highest standards of finish and every house will be subjected to a verification and quality audit ahead of its release for occupation. The detail specification of your house is an individual decision, which may be influenced by available funds, the age of the family, specific taste and a host of other factors. Superior Homes (Kenya) Limited recognises that every buyer is unique and we have developed a simple voucher system so that you can specify exactly what you want, without any waste of money.

Once the buying decision is taken and agreements are finalised buyers will be provided with a voucher to pay for the wardrobes and the kitchen fittings of their house. This voucher may be used to pay for an entire fitting out or it may be used towards the payment of a more expensive range of fittings, so you get exactly what you want when you take entry of your house.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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Old September 27th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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Any new updates on this se9? This will help make housing cheaper for the growing population of Nairobi.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #4
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The houses design looks so dull and plain, are they low-cost ones?
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yeah am guessing its low cost housing.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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yeah am guessing its low cost housing.
...just wondering if low cost housing so they will be fortunate enough to have those lots... IMO quite large and spacious
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hehe did they even try with the renders? I recognize the background on the first house, you can find it in your computer pictures for desktop backgrounds hehe. By the look of the area though, it's a rather ambitious project.
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Another gated community. Thats what Africa needs.

Seriously, it should be illegal to built such residential areas. Why not fight crime overall, so that people can live without the gates?
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I'm not aware of any gated community in Europe. So maybe it is a "world-except-Europe" thing?
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World except Europe and Australia. Are there any in Canada?
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I know that there are quite a few in Moscow
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...just wondering if low cost housing so they will be fortunate enough to have those lots... IMO quite large and spacious

I personally dont see the reason to why they should not. Or is it the rich alone that should enjoy such priviledges?
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I'm not aware of any gated community in Europe. So maybe it is a "world-except-Europe" thing?
Since you are not aware of it, it does not exist? Your logic is most idiotic indeed, I know for a fact there are countless gated communities across the globe, so please spare me; you are not the compass for all things European. The fact of the matter is, some areas require gated communities because security is lax, security cannot be ensured at all times, in that case, it would be stupid not to build a gated community. In other situations the rich feel safer gated, or simply require it; in that, the rich have the money, the homeowners and legal resources to do so, it is of no consequence to you, or anyone else for that matter.
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Since you are not aware of it, it does not exist? Your logic is most idiotic indeed, I know for a fact there are countless gated communities across the globe, so please spare me; you are not the compass for all things European. The fact of the matter is, some areas require gated communities because security is lax, security cannot be ensured at all times, in that case, it would be stupid not to build a gated community. In other situations the rich feel safer gated, or simply require it; in that, the rich have the money, the homeowners and legal resources to do so, it is of no consequence to you, or anyone else for that matter.
How about reducing the general crime level and elevating living standard for everybody? Then you do not need gated communities.

If only a minority gets rich and they have to barricade themselves from the rest of the population then there is something fundamentally wrong.
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How about reducing the general crime level and elevating living standard for everybody? Then you do not need gated communities.

If only a minority gets rich and they have to barricade themselves from the rest of the population then there is something fundamentally wrong.
Yes that is the perfect ideal, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes that is just not possible, which I'm surprised you are unaware of. You can decrease crime, but you cannot really prevent crime from happening on a lot of accounts, especially in a developing nation where there are many poor individuals. The fact is, Kenya is a developing nation with many poor individuals, one cannot assume the poor will not raid the "rich people's" homes in times of disparity. Now, when the country channels the poor, and increase a middle class, gated communities are not as needed except for the rich who feel they are safer within the community(a lot of which is psychological); but nonetheless, they have the money and means to do so. Increasing the prosperity of the people and country is difficult, and I find it amazing that you do not see projects like this as an improvement of society. In economics one most remember it has always been the Middle Class that helped countries develop the most; these homes are for that Middle Class, but you have to start somewhere, and at this present point in time, the countries' Middle Class is not developed enough to ensure a good amount of safety for these homes, plain and simple. You can talk to me about " A serious problem..." and all that social "idealism," but you have to face the facts, a country has to start somewhere with a Middle Class, and then the government will intern have the means to do many of the services us Westerners severely take for granted.
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World except Europe and Australia. Are there any in Canada?
There are a few in Canada, but generally they are extremely rare here. We don't have the same crime problems as they do in the US, even the richest people in Toronto live on public streets.
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