Name: Ocean Parade Towers
City, Country: Lagos, Nigeria
Floors: 11F (14 blocks)
Ocean Parade Towers on Banana Island is a major real estate development for clients undertaken by the Chagoury Group of companies. A series of 14 tower blocks overlooking a lagoon will form the basis of the development. Its strategic location gives 180 degree panoramic views to the lagoon. With facilities such as tennis courts, a health club, swimming pool and squash courts, and extensive gardens, Ocean Parade is set to provide a luxurious life style facility for its inhabitants. By designing and building a ring road around the complex, the Chagoury Group has ensured that the internal site remains traffic free and only accessible to pedestrians.
The first phase, planned to be delivered by May 2006. Among the marketing firms are: Messrs Ora Egbunike & Company, and Diya, Fatimilehin & Company. Already, construction work is in high gear and the finishing is superb: Walls are made of marble and sandcrete; floors are finished with marbles (in the sitting rooms) and tiles (in other rooms).
The first phase, which comprises seven blocks of the mega upscale housing project, is fast taking shape. Work on the first three blocks is more 80 percent completed. In fact, internal painting had commenced at the time of inspection for this report. The piling foundation work for the fourth block has started. The entire site is a beehive of activities. Under the first phase, 33 exquisite housing units will be produced.
Being showcased is a model fully furnished 4-bedroom apartment on the first floor. Luxury and security have certainly been taken to a new level. There are three entrances to the apartment, with two of the doors - hardcore wooden exterior bulletproof doors. Each bedroom is complemented with well-polished seamless, silent wall-to-wall imported wardrobe.
There is a control room, lobby and laundry. Two bedrooms are directly tilted towards the bluish ocean. There is a generous balcony for sit-outs. It consists of a combination of 4-bedroom and 3-bedroom flats. Each room is beautifully ensuite.
The finishing is first class with top grade tiles for floor, granite for stairs and marble wall on the ground floor. Doors are aluminium drawn Victorian drapes, while windows are aluminium sliding.
Atop each block of the 11-storey high-rise structure is a penthouse. Each block has 11 apartments. At the rear of each block are the servant’s quarters. The roof is flat-topped concrete. The ground floor is also designed for exclusive parking space of the penthouse residents. There are three lifts, one of which is the panoramic lift for the exclusive use of the penthouse residents.
Work has also gone far on the recreational facilities. The first phase has two swimming pools, gymnasium, lawn tennis and squash courts and clubhouse. Below the recreation complex is the arena for general parking.