In 2017, the Runda Paradise in Kenya cost a total of Sh307 million.
Reportedly Josswa Plumbers got Sh60 million, or rather 5% of the total amount. Meanwhile, Greenrays Energy got Sh12.4 million (1%) while Maha Properties got Sh169 million (14%). Additionally, Jupiter Electricals, another subcontractor took home Sh65 million (5%). China’s Nanchang Foreign Engineering Kenya was the project’s main contractor for its first phase.
Within the first phase, the project included a total of 150, four-bedroom units. The homes in the first phase were being sold for Sh25 million. Furthermore, each master en-suite Maissonate features a detached domestic worker’s (servant) quarter.
Since the handover, some Runda Paradise owners decided to move in. While others let out to tenants with rent ranging between SH70,000 and Sh130,000, monthly.
Reported On May 30, 2014
Runda Paradise Set to Stir Kiambu
Maha Properties in bid to create “affordable luxury”
Runda is one of Nairobi’s most exclusive suburbs where wealthy Kenyans and high-ranking staff of international organizations live. Houses are expensively priced reaching up to US$1 million or more but the serene atmosphere and proximity to high-end social amenities and other facilities are an attraction.
Houses in areas near Runda are also highly-priced. But Maha Properties Limited, a local developer, has been seeking to bring down prices to manageable figures without compromising the quality of living.
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The company recently embarked on a project to put up 150 housing units in the form of maisonettes in close proximity to Runda. Runda Paradise is, according to Maha Properties, “your home in paradise”.
“When we started out, we wanted to avail the “upmarket” lifestyle for a price accessible to most Kenyans”, says the management. “By partnering with Housing Finance, Shelter Afrique, and ICDC, we have realized our dream.”
The project has been named Runda Paradise Estate due to its proximity to the lavish Runda estate and the family facility Paradise Lost. The site is 8km from the city center along Kiambu Road with further access from the Eastern By-pass.
Runda Paradise consists of one hundred and fifty (150) four-bedroom houses, set in a gated community built on 25 acres. The maisonettes are finished with high-class finishes, linked together by cabro access roads within the estate and a playground for children.
The project will feature concrete block estate bays, landscaped gardens, a self-contained guard house, a perimeter wall as well as extra water storage facilities.
The design incorporates aspects of post-modern architecture and the current trends of modern living in Nairobi.
The houses cover a plinth area of 2,100 square feet(195.1m2) over two floors and consist of 4 bedrooms all en-suite (each bedroom has toilet/shower), a lounge, fitted kitchen, and utility laundry yard, bathroom (shower/tub and toilet) and in-built wardrobes in bedrooms
This home has a large lounge with a fireplace to ensure the family’s warmth over cold seasons. The extra room can be for a guest or an office for professionals who would like to work from home.
The first floor has 3 bedrooms all en-suite. The master bedroom is large and overlooks the two-car parking yard. The fittings ensure the homeowner experiences that homely feeling.
Client: Maha Properties Ltd
Architects: Archi Consult
Project Managers: Amazon Consultants Ltd
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Corporate Facilities
Civil & Structural Engineers: Engplan Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Karkan Partnership
Main contractor: Nanchang Foreign Engineering Company
Plumbing subcontractor: Josswa Plumbers
Electrical subcontractor: Jupiter Electricals
Financial consultant: Rock Asset Management