PLANNING Project Management Ltd. is leading and coordinating the local consultancy team on the new Tatu City project (www.tatucity.com).This USD380 Million, 1,000 hectare project — the largest of its kind in Africa - comprises the construction of a new city located within Greater Nairobi, East Africa's economic hub. The mixed-use development, which will be home to 62,000 residents with another 30,000 daily visitors, also includes retail, commercial, tourism, social, and recreational facilities.The team is charged with contributing towards the development zoning and guidelines, contributing to setting up of management structures as well as supporting the local team in delivery of the masterplan design and obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals required to work on site.PLANNING has a focussed effort to manage programmed activities ensuring that the contractors implement works on site in accordance with the approved designs, schedule and budget.
The Uaso Nyarobe Waterfront project comprises of 800 metres of the Nairobi River, 26 acres of privately owned undeveloped land between the Nairobi Museum and the Globe Cinema Roundabout.The intention is that this should be a mixed use, mixed income and mixed community development.The philosophy is for the “urban village” to replace the traditional typical municipal homogenous subdivisions of the past. This conceptual design will create the town/village feel by incorporating a mixture of single family, multifamily and commercial ownerships, alongside generous landscaped and waterscaped public open spaces, and open market spaces. Offices and residences will therefore be in walking distance of each other.The North bank with the larger land mass, bordering Kipande Road, will be developed for the lower to lower/middle income market, with approximately 3,500 kiosks provided with full services – security, electricity, water. Micro scale commercial enterprises will be well served by the market areas available, with some spaces hired on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The South bank, North of Kijabe Street, will be developed for the middle income and upper income market, with a mix of retail, commercial and residential property.The Uaso Nyarobe Waterfront offers exciting environmental and social value, with attractive financial returns. “Creating sustainable communities is responsible land use”. Architect Jim Archer.