View Project Location Project: TATU CIty Status: Ongoing Location: Kiambu County, Kenya Project Type: Master Planning
Nairobi, the largest city in Kenya, with a population of over three million people, is facing rapid growth and experiencing the effects of unconstrained urbanisation. Tatu City, (www.tatucity.com), the largest single private Real Estate Investment in East and Central Africa, and the first of its kind in Kenya, aims to create a new, modern urban node, essentially a new city, which encourages relocation of both commercial and residential developments outside of Nairobi's CBD, as envisaged in the Nairobi Metro 2030 Plan.
PLANNING Systems Services Ltd and PLANNING Project Management Ltd are leading the local Consultants' team on this Master-Planning and Infrastructure project, located within Kiambu County. The site is situated directly in the path of continuously growing urban development extending northwards from Nairobi. At 1200 hectares, it will accommodate in excess of 60,000 residents with another 30,000 visitors expected daily.In addition the city aims to generate 30,000 jobs. The master plan includes high, medium and low density residential areas, retail, commercial, tourism, Technology Park and light industrial zones.PLANNING is charged with contributing towards the development zoning and urban design guidelines, contributing to the setting up of management structure, obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals required to start on site as well as championing the local team to deliver the infrastructure designs. PLANNING is also providing detailed precinct planning services.Tatu City aims at showcasing best practice design guidelines in Kenya, at the same time drawing from a mix of international standards. This innovative approach to development will set a new standard of living in Kenya at the city scale and represents investor confidence in Kenya, East Africa and indeed the entire continent.
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.