The construction of the first phase of the Brains and Hammers city project in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in Nigeria is complete. This is according to the developer Brains and Hammers, a commercial real estate company in the West African country.
The phase comprises 1200 completed housing units out of the expected 3,500 for the entire project which consists of one, two, and three-bedroom flats as well as four-bedroom terraces and four-bedroom detached houses.
The city is built as a standalone featuring dedicated transformers, fully independent water supply and treatment facilities as well as top-notch security and every occupant will have access to whatever they need as a family from recreational facilities, schools, and theme parks, cinemas, and shopping centers etcetera.
Phase two of the project will be completed next year according to Maryam Bello, the Group Head of City Project.
Determination to close the housing gap in the country
The company expressed its determination to close the housing gap in the country. Mr. Muktari Musa the Brains and Hammers city project director said that the vision of developing a city was hinged on the need to play a pivotal role in addressing the estimated over 17 million housing deficit in Nigeria.
“With an estimated 700 houses needed per year, it is evident that the government alone cannot meet the housing needs of Nigerians. That is why Brains and Hammers took the bold initiative to embark on this project” explained Mr. Muktari Musa.
The project was conceived as a self-sustaining and affordable housing project designed to cater to the housing needs of middle and low-income earners. “There is also the possibility of a mortgage payment plan for some persons, especially those who have an account with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)” confirmed Maryam Bello.