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kenya-oak-ridge-apartmentsOak Ridge Apartments – Comfortable and Serene

Cactus Developers Limited, a new entrant in Kenya’s up market property development, has set standards with an elegant residential project in Nairobi.

As more Kenyans seek to own homes, developers have seized the opportunity and are sparing no effort in putting up apartments, maisonettes and bungalows to provide home buyers with a wide variety of choice in living spaces.

For a single person and young families, apartments are more appealing. Developers targeting this group have therefore seized the opportunity to create attractive units for the discerning customer. In Nairobi, the suburbs of Kilimani, Westland’s, Kileleshwa, Lavington and Ngong Road are just some of the most popular areas where high-rise flats have been built while many others are rapidly coming up.

One of the newest such developments is the Oak Ridge Apartments at Thompson Estate, Lavington, off Naivasha Road developed by Cactus Developers in conjunction with Adventis-Inhouse Africa. Through consultation, both the developer and architect took a professional approach in designing a contemporary design with a striking style integrated with the flow of the land.  These glorious apartments are within a very safe and secure home; comprising of 32 units spread across four blocks.

Within the 32 units, 16 are 2 bedroom ensuite, 12 are 3 bedroom ensuite with an adjacent DSQ, and finally the remaining 4 are 3 bedroom ensuite only.

A tour of the apartment complex one would clearly notice the architect’s clever use of every space available and the employment of large windows in each unit enhancing the room sizes.

Main features in each unit include; a spacious lounge with balcony fitted with parquet floors while the wet areas are fitted with ceramic tiles, a dining facility area, and an open kitchen with granite table tops, Pantry and a Kitchen yard. Each unit has a common cloak room. The Master bedrooms are ensuite and spacious.

The servant quarters are self contained. The upper top floor units have their own private balcony with panoramic views of the surrounding areas.   Having such unique open floor plan has attracted several investors to purchase several units off plan.

According to the director of operations at Cactus Developers, Mr. Kevin Karuiru had the privilege of conducting the selection process in finding a good consulting team which was vigorous and competitive.

This resulted in putting together a top notch consulting team, overseen by the company directors. To date, the project team has continuously worked hard with the developers to reduce costs and met the project deadlines as it pertains to the project work schedule. It should be noted most developers can only do so much in terms of fittings since home buyers often make numerous adjustments to suit their tastes once they settle in.

Other attractive features of the Oak Ridge Apartments include; landscaped gardens, gymnasium, recreational areas, borehole water, solar power, perimeter electric fence and data/communication connections. The property is located in a prime area proximity to quality schools, health facilities and social amenities like The Junction.

Oak Ridge Apartments is Cactus Developers’ first project and therefore an important eye opener in the highly competitive up market property segment. Having broken ground last June, the project is on course for completion in November this year as projected.

However, as with every such project, various challenges have been encountered. To Mr. Kevin Karuiru, the sloping site necessitated a lot of excavation. Clearly the structural engineer and Architects had their work clearly cut out for them. They found a way to strategically position the four blocks taking account to parking space and landscaping on the one acre property.

The Directors of Cactus Developers are optimistic that these projects will open doors to many more. They are encouraged by market response as evidenced by enquiries during an Open Day held at the site.

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Project Team
Cactus Developers Ltd
Adventis Inhouse Africa
Project Manager
Sterling Project Management
Quantity Surveyor
Ecospace Consultants
Civil & Structural Engineers
Apex Systems Ltd
Services Engineers
Corporate Facilities
Waterwise Services Ltd
Electrical Works
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Selling Agent
Zenith Homes
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