The first phase of the Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa, Kenya, is reportedly almost complete. Particularly according to the project’s developer Buxton Point Apartments Limited the project is 90% complete.
Led by led by Managing Director, Ahmed Badawy, the company explained that all the major works have been completed. These works include plumbing, electrical, plastering, and painting.
Delivery of the first phase of the Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa
The first of the Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa, Kenya, consists of 584 units. This phase will be delivered in three sub-phases namely Districts A, B, and C. The process of handing over the units to the homeowners has already started.
In mid-April 2023, some 109 unit owners in District C which is the first to be delivered planted trees near their units. This activity reportedly marks the beginning of a new journey in their lives. The tree-planting exercise was graced by Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir.
Launch of the second phase
The second phase of the Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa is set to be launched in the coming weeks. Including a total of 1300 units, this phase is reportedly already on sale.
A one-bedroom unit in Phase 2 will go for Sh2.9 million while a two-bedroom will go for Sh4.4 million. A three-bedroom unit on the other hand will be selling at Sh5.9 million.
Overview of the Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa
Buxton Point is an affordable housing project that is been developed at the 8.45 acres site that was initially occupied by the Buxton estate. The site sits on plots /XVII/625 and 985, Buxton area, and it is bounded by Sheikh Abdulla F., Narok, Koinange, Ronald Ngala, and Tom Mboya Roads.
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The project broke ground on May 2021. It involves the relocation of existing tenants, demolition of old housing structures, and construction of new housing units for outright sale to the general public under the affordable housing government scheme.
162 housing blocks will be put up to create a total of 1,860 units. Under the scheme, a one-bedroom house will be sold for Sh1.8 million, while a two-bedroom unit will go for Sh3 million. There will also be bedsitters going for less than a million shillings.
Other than the housing units, the project involves the construction of 114 shops, 1 supermarket, a nursery school, multipurpose playfields, a multipurpose community center, a wastewater pre-treatment system- septic tanks, and internal access roads.
Once fully complete, the project will accommodate a population of 2,056 at the least.
The Buxton Point Housing Project is developed by Buxton Point Apartments Ltd and the Mombasa County Government under a Public-Private Partnership framework.
Buxton Point Apartments Ltd is a locally registered company that was formed as a special purpose vehicle to deliver on the proposed project after Gulf Cap Africa won the bid for Buxton Estate redevelopment.
US $55m Buxton Housing Project in Kenya to be launched in May
US $55m Buxton Housing Project in Mombasa County, Kenya is scheduled to be launched on 1st May by President Uhuru Kenyatta. This is after Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga and Head of Presidential Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu inspected the project, and termed it, ‘the largest affordable housing project in the country’.
The two government officials said that the Buxton Housing Project is one of the many projects under the Public Private Partnership aimed at improving the living standards of residents and boosting the economy of the region.
According to the project developer Mr. Suleiman Shahbal, the project will lead to the creation of 750 jobs directly and about 3,000 others indirectly. “The project will be a game changer in the county as it will provide job opportunities to our youth,” he said during the inspection.
The visit by the government officials came days after the Environment and Land Court in Mombasa dismissed an application by residents who were seeking orders to restrain the county government from demolishing houses in the estate. This was after the county government forced more than 500 residents out of their houses after an earlier case was also dismissed by the court.
After the first ruling was delivered two weeks ago, the county demolished some of the houses. The following day, the affected residents received cheques of US $2,203.25 each as relocation allowance.
In his recent ruling, Justice Sila Munyao said the residents cannot pocket the cheques and go to court to seek an injunction or status quo orders.
US $56m Buxton Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa, Kenya begins
Construction of the US $56m Buxton Affordable Housing Project in Mombasa, Kenya has officially begun. A brief groundbreaking ceremony was recently carried out by officials to mark the beginning of the project.
According to Mr. Suleiman Shahbal, the project developer, the 1, 900 housing units will be completed by May 2022. The project will have 600 one-bedroom units, 700 two-bedroom units, and 600 three-bedroom units.
“We have started the project as promised. Already, the show house is complete and we are now moving forward. The show house, a sample of how the actual units would look like when they are completed, allows potential clients to view the look-alike houses,” he said.
Mr. Shahbal further mentioned that the project will lead to the creation of more than 750 jobs directly and about 3,000 others indirectly. “The Buxton Affordable Housing Project will be a game-changer in the county as it will provide job opportunities to our youth.
After a month we will have at least 1,000 construction workers who will be earning a living from this project. Mombasa County requires at least 10 of such projects to revive the economy and create more job opportunities for the masses,” he added.
The largest affordable housing project in the country
Housing and Urban Development PS Charles Hinga and Head of Presidential Delivery Unit Andrew Wakahiu recently termed the Buxton Affordable Housing Project ‘the largest affordable housing project in the country’, after an inspection visit of the project.
They said it’s one of the many projects under the Public-Private Partnership aimed at improving the living standards of residents and boosting the economy of the region. Already, some call agents and sales executives for the project have been recruited after they were selected and interviewed a fortnight ago.
President Kenyatta was expected to conduct the groundbreaking ceremony but was unable to attend due to an itinerary overlap
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What are the purchase arrangements or contacts?
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Please check with Buxton Point Apartments Ltd (https://web.facebook.com/Buxton-Point-114116307083665/photos/?ref=page_internal), the project developer.
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