According to a report on the developer’s website, the gated community dubbed Rosslyn Grove will be leased to the United States Embassy for its staff once construction is completed in 2022.
The community development of diplomatic apartments and 90 unit townhouses marks Gateway Real Estate Africa Ltd (GREA) ‘s first development in Kenya.
The project costs 5.5 billion shillings, but the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Buildings Operations will lease it at $ 4.724 million (Sh 534 million) per year.
The development will consist of a combination of apartments, townhouses, a clubhouse with a gym, a swimming pool and other amenities.
The Aevitas Group, in collaboration with a local Kenyan architectural firm, Design Partnership, and Sutherland Engineers, were commissioned to design this quality development.
GREA has hired local and international engineers and consultants. Services including surveying, project management, construction and other subcontracting services were provided locally, with Betts & Townsend project managers leading the team of consultants.
Materials are sourced locally wherever possible with only specialty items imported. The development will also seek to make a social contribution to the local community, through the support of community organizations in the surrounding area.
The project is expected to create 1,100 direct jobs and 500 indirect jobs.