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Name: Asokoro Island
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Status: Proposed
Architect: Julian Zapata
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THE VISION

A world-class lifestyle destination, Asokoro Island is located among undulating hills in Abuja’s most exclusive district. Combining panoramic views of the area’s lush and biodiverse landscape, with unparalleled residential and recreational facilities, it offers residents and visitors alike a unique perspective on Nigerian living.

UNIQUE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT

From the original vision, we seek to position Asokoro Island as a unique integrated development that will feature its eco-friendly credentials ideal for private, business, diplomatic residence and for work, play and leisure.

She offers special facilities that will cater adequately to potential residents, elite neighbouring community as well as local and international visitors.

The concept design for Asokoro Island will guarantee best results for coordination, management and execution, thanks to her location and a team of local and international experts who have created a new and different concept for Nigeria.

Asokoro Island is a new way of living in the present while looking at the future.

Julian Zapata,
Leading Spanish Architect and Project Manager


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Situated at Nigeria’s geographical centre to unify the nation’s diverse peoples, Abuja is Africa’s greatest purpose-built capital. Offering the cosmopolitan culture of a thriving world city amid a simply awe-inspiring natural environment, it is truly the heart of Nigeria.

Abuja is accessible year round via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, which is served daily by British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, Ethiopian Airways, Air Egypt, Arik Air, Dana Air, Aero Contractors and First Nation.
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Isn't an island or isle a land surrounded by water? Somebody enlighten me please! That picture above looks like a lake, I might be wrong . What do you think guys?
 

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Lol. I was just thinking the exact same thing. The developer either don't know what an Island is or it was an Island at some point in the pass and have now been filled in to connect it to the mainland.
 

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That said, it looks like a nice project if they can pull it off. I only wish we (Nigerians) are able to pull this projects off like the Angolans are currently doing. Angola is the China of Africa in that sense. They just don't talk and make pretty renderings, they follow through with it.

TBITE you are the man!!!! You never seem to amaze me with your ability to get this information. Keep up the go job.
 

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Chairman of the project, Suleiman Yahyah discussing the Asokoro Island Development...........

Asokoro Island: Abuja’s new, exclusive destination for luxury living

September 30, 2014 | Filed under: Real Estate | Author: Chuka Uroko

After three years of careful, intensive and extensive preliminary works involving the design of its master-plan, Asokoro Island Limited unveils what is unarguably Abuja’s novel and exclusive destination offering uncommon opportunities for luxury living, business and leisure.

Known as Asokoro Island, this 21st Century city that derives its name from the accident of its location is nestled immediately beneath Aso Rock and surrounded by the shores of the Pendam Lake which gives it bespoke natural ambience with a lush green façade.

Consistent with modern city development, Asokoro Island incorporates residential, commercial and leisure facilities that satiate hunger for quality living and desire for business and relaxation in a secure, serene, clean, eco-friendly, energy efficient and sustainable environment.

Suleiman Yahyah, the chairman of Asokoro Island Limited, explained to a select group of journalists in Abuja that “from the original vision, we seek to position Asokoro Island as a unique integrated development that will feature its eco-friendly credentials ideal for private, business, diplomatic residence and for work, play and leisure”, adding that the island, which has Julian Zapata, a leading Spanish Architect, as Project Manager, is a new way of living in the present while looking at the future.

At its residential section, the Island which sits on approximately 60 hectares of land with an estimated cost of $1 billion, comprises different house-typologies such as apartments and villas, and according to Yahyah, each of the five apartment buildings is designed with fresh and elegant architectural style. They benefit from private balconies, mezzanines and floor-to-ceiling windows, beautifully appointed to allow for the most spectacular views of the Pendam Marina, while each block has its own swimming pool and sun terrace.

The Island presents 40 individually designed luxury villas ranging from duplex houses to sprawling three-storey residences, each featuring bespoke architectural details that meet the unique needs and desires of its prospective occupants. They comprise golf view villas, royal villas which are facing the lake; presidential villas which are like presidential suites, and diplomatic villas for ambassadors.

The commercial and work section presents hotels, offices, shopping malls, business and primary schools. “Abuja was planned to provide commercial buildings only at the central business districts and so many residential buildings are being converted to commercial buildings. Here, we are planning purpose-built commercial buildings beside residential buildings to provide flexibility of living”, Yahyah said, disclosing that their plan is to provide 150,000 office spaces of international standard.

Apart from the six-star hotel planned for the Island, he said that they would also be providing four-star and five-star hotels, explaining that whereas the four-star would offer 250 rooms, the five-star would offer 100 rooms with conference facility for 500 people.

For leisure and relaxation in the Island, provision has been made for a 9-hole golf course, a theatre and a museum which would provide information on Nigeria’s cultural diversity. “Asokoro Island is designed to offer extensive leisure opportunities, from a lush 9-hole golf course surrounded by tropical flora to the picturesque marina on Pendam Lake. Nature enthusiasts will delight in its botanical garden, while those in need of retail therapy can enjoy the elite brands and boutiques of its mall. Children are well-catered for too, with a water-park, interactive zoo and an aquarium offering thrilling family fun and a multi-screen cinema showing all the latest blockbuster movies”, Yahyah assured.

Because of its complex structure, the Island would be delivered in four phases that will run through six years. The first phase estimated to cost $250 million is expected to be delivered in 18-24 months. It involves the building of the bridge which will be one of the access routes to the Island, the apartments and the basic infrastructure such as power, water, sewage plant etc.

A major highlight of this development, which infrastructure will be handled by Dantata and Sawoe, is the massive direct and indirect jobs it will generate from the construction stage to the services to be provided by the hotels, restaurants, malls among others. The chairman estimated that, cumulatively, about 10,000 jobs would be provided with over 3,000 living and working in the Island.

He disclosed that funding for the project was a combination of equity and debt, pointing out that interests in the project have been received from private equity investors and foreign institutional investors. “In the first phase of the project, we have 180 units of apartments and so far we have got about 25 percent off-takers who have made commitments even before the pre-launch that will happen in few days”, he enthused.

“We are confident that the wheel will not be reversed on this project; we are moving forward; the investment is good for Abuja and also good for Nigeria. What we are doing is in line with the transformation agenda of the federal government and, as democracy continues to get stronger, we are hopeful that all those yester-years activities that were negatively disruptive will not happen again”, he emphasized.

Chuka Uroko

www.businessdayonline.com
 

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This seems to be taking over Jabbi Lake, Jabbi must be dead in the water and re-emerged as this phantom Island
Two completely different projects. I'm NOT sure what you mean by
"re-emerged......."????????
 
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Tentative steps towards actualisation?

Asokoro Island Developer Begins Work
on $190m Housing Complex

The Chairman of Asokoro Island Limited,
Alhaji Suleiman Yahyah, last week flagged off
the commencement of works on both the
Showroom and phase 1 infrastructure
development of the Asokoro Island integrated
housing complex for residential, recreational
and work due for completion early 2015. The
entire project, THISDAY gathered, will be
completed within 24 months would gulp over
$190 million.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony in Abuja, he
expressed confidence in the ability of the
infrastructure developer: Dantata and Sawoe
to deliver in the transformation project on
time. He said: ¡°This is a milestone for the
Asokoro Island project; which we are flagging
off today, with the construction of the
showroom and the clearing of the site for the
commencement of works as embedded in the
master plan.
"This is a massive-all-inclusive ultimate edifice for play and work project that will up the ante in the tourism potential and configuration of Nigeria and Abuja in particular. By our timing,works on the he Marina and diplomatic apartments that would start early next year 2015."
On the synergy between Asokoro Island
limited and Dantata Sawoe construction, he
said: "We believe that Asokoro Island is a
preeminent first class project company, while
Dantata and Sawoe is reputed for their
excellent and timely delivery of project across
the country, and we believe that the two of us
coming together to partner on this project will
bring the best out of Nigeria in the housing
landscape in Africa comparable to the best in
the world."
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