Shelter Afrique the Pan-African finance institution exclusively supporting the development of affordable housing and real estate sector in Africa announces that Gleenwood Gardens, a project financed by Shelter Afrique has started development.
It will be recalled that a ground-breaking ceremony for the project was carried out last year to signal the partnership between Shelter Afrique and Kings Pride for a total of 440 units in Ruaka and Kiambu respectively. The total amount for the deal announced last year was Ksh2.6b, however the Glenwoods project in Ruaka will consist of 240 Units.
The units start in price from KSH5.5M and consist of 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, and the amount of Shelter Afrique’s commitment is Ksh550m.
Speaking from the Nairobi headquarters, Managing Director, Mr. James Mugerwa, commented on the necessity of finding suitable and able partners with whom to carry out the task of providing affordable housing. He noted, “The impression is that the market is saturated, and that is only true for the top tier of the market, we still have some ways to go to providing affordable housing. Not just affordable as well, but quality, and in achieving that, the market narrows when you need to find able developers, that is why this is a welcome sign”.
It will be recalled that Shelter Afrique recently announced the development of Everest Park Phase ll, a joint venture project, Mugerwa commented on this “To achieve scale, something we have set as our target this year, we need consistency, so you should expect to hear a lot more from us this year. We hope this also serves as a clarion call for developers as well, anyone who has capacity and is interested in projects of scale, we are open and ready to pushing the housing agenda”
The project is expected to be completed by July 2017.
About Shelter Afrique:
SHAF is a Pan-African company for habitat and housing in Africa, an international housing finance and development intuition which has its headquarter in Nairobi, is also located in Nigeria. And it is backed by 44 member countries, the Africa Development Bank (AFDB) and Africa Reinsurance Company (Africa RE).
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