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Old September 18th, 2018, 06:12 AM   #1
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Affordable Housing | Central Park - Lordship Africa & Edermann | Ngong Road | Proposed

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Kenya: Queries Cloud City-Low Cost Housing Project

By Elvis Ondieki and Collins Omulo
Exactly how many houses are being built under the Nairobi estate regeneration project? And do all the companies that have signed up contracts to erect high rise buildings in some of the city's oldest estates have the capacity to handle the job?

These are just two of the questions being raised after the county government said it had reached agreement with eight companies for the construction of low cost houses in seven city estates.

The selected firms -- Edermann, Lordship Africa, Stanlib, KCB, Kiewa Group, Directline Assurance, Jabavu Village Limited and Technofin -- were picked following requests for proposals that were floated in April.

They will handle Ngong Road estate Phase I, Ngong Road Phase II, Uhuru Estate, New Ngara, Old Ngara, Suna Road, Jeevanjee and Pangani.

LEGAL WRANGLES

Already legal wrangles threaten to delay one of the projects; Ngong Road Estate with Edermann and Lordship Africa contesting to build the entire estate.

"Ngong road has a dispute with a court case. There are two companies wrangling here as one was given phase I and the other phase 2," Nairobi County's Housing and Urban Renewal Executive Richard Kerich told Nation.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201808170140.html
It might be premature to start a thread but I think this will eventually happen under affordable housing, but maybe undertaken by a different company.
This has the potential of being Epic if the decide to go with Lordship Africa earlier proposal plans/designs. Typical box apartments but the green space planning is awesome. I don't think I like Ederman finishing touches on their previous projects. Hope the county does not mess this up and crossing my fingers Lordship got this entire project but subcontract a company like Avic to build this.
Pictures can be found here:
https://www.slideshare.net/AndrewSal...brochure-small

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Old November 27th, 2018, 01:19 AM   #2
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http://cargocollective.com/martinala...-Nairobi-Kenya

Detailed plans
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These guys look serious with their plans
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Old April 29th, 2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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Six developers win huge city low income housing tenders

City Hall has awarded six companies multibillion-shilling tenders to construct affordable houses in Nairobi.

The County Assembly Committee on Housing says the development

is part of the Urban Renewal and Housing Regeneration Programme.

The firms - Technofin Kenya, Green Ederman Property, Green Prestik, Jabavu Village, Stanlib Kenya and Directline Assurance Limited - will put up more than 8,000 units across the city.

The Committee on Housing report was brought by the executive to the assembly for adoption on Wednesday. It is based on Sessional Paper 1 of 2018 on urban regeneration policy.

Old and New Ngara, Jeevanjee, Suna Road, Ngong Road Phases one and two, Bachelors’ Quarters and Pangani are among the estates targeted for the urban renewal.

Under the project expected to give Nairobi a face-lift and ease pressure in the housing market, Technofin Kenya will redevelop 1,434 units in Pangani estate. Currently the estate has 48 occupants and their dependants.

The report states that the contract lacks a clause requiring the use of locally sourced skills and materials.

Further, the contract states that Technofin will allot 40 per cent of units for sale at market rate and 60 per cent as low cost housing.

Green Erdemman has been contracted to develop 4,068 housing units in Ngong Road Phases One and Two.

The county government will take 848 units in Phase One and 20 per cent of the units in Phase Two.

The buildings will have 34 floors and 98 metres high.

For Phase One, the contract was signed on August 17, 2018 and Phase Two on August 16, same year.

According to the report, the joint agreements were signed without reference to any county policy.

It says there was a need to review those agreements.

Land for Phase One is valued at Sh4 billion ( 12.5 acres). The construction cost is Sh25 billion. Land

in Phase Two land is also valued at Sh4 billion. The job is projected to cost Sh23 billion.


Mother titles will remain with the county government but sub-leases will be created.

Green Prestik has been awarded Old Ngara, now occupied by 73 tenants and their dependants. The developer will compensate each of them at Sh30,000 a month for the period they will be relocated.

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority reduced the height for the houses from 68 to 42 metres as the plots are

on a flight path.

Last year, County Executive for Lands Charles Kerich had said the location of estates along flight paths was among the reason why the project had delayed.

For 7.5-acre Uhuru Estate, the county has contracted Stanlib Kenya to build 1,890 units consisting of one, two and three bedrooms.

Ownership percentage between the company and the county was not agreed, but it is expected that the devolved unit will get 20 per cent of mark up selling price and at least 400 houses.

Stanlib raised concern that they were not aware of the policy when they signed the contract. They regretted that access to the site remained a challenge although they were ready to break the

ground.

Directline Assurance will develop 585 houses and 3,000 market stalls in Suna. According to their contract, the county will add a mark up of 20 per cent on the price

quoted for the completed houses and stalls.

However, they are yet to sign a Joint Venture agreement.

The Planning committee chairman, Antony Kiragu, said the project will make it impossible for tenants to continue occupying the houses during the construction.

“In this scenario residents will be relocated,” Kiragu said.

Kerich said the tenants affected will be compensated as the developers already have the money set aside for that purpose.

The tenants will receive a lump sum instead of monthly compensation.

The county will thereafter set a ground-breaking day.

The directive will be implemented in conjunction with the national government through the Ministry of Interior under the Nairobi Regeneration Committee.

The houses are said to be highly subsidised by the county government with a state waiver on taxes making the affordable.

Twenty six developers had expressed interest in the redevelopment of the estates.

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Old April 29th, 2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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Enough with talking about these affordable housing projects, can we now see some action. The tenders are out.
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Enough with talking about these affordable housing projects, can we now see some action. The tenders are out.
Check out the vid I've posted on Parkroad Ngara. Only two months down and they are on 2nd floor
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Old April 30th, 2019, 10:51 AM   #7
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Couldn't find any info on Green Prestik Ltd and Green Edermann, briefcase companies?
Also, has Directline Assurance ever done property development?
I just hope that they at least sub-contract the work to actual developers who will produce the quality expected with this project.
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Any photo on the progress of this project please?
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