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Updated – Development: Trinity Towers, Chief Yesuf Abiodun Oniru Way, Oniru – Lagos

Name: Trinity Tower; Location: Chief Yesuf Abiodun Oniru Way, Oniru – Lagos; Floors: 14; Size: ±13,320sqm; Use: Mixed Use – Concert Hall, Office, Wellness Centre with Retail/Restaurants; Developers: Redeemed Christian Church of God – City of David; Architects: TLI Design Limited in association with Foyeh Limited; Contractor: ITB Nigeria Ltd; Project Managers: Courtney Michael Partnership; Structural Engineers: […]

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Building Obsession: Kings Prism Tower, Upper Hill Area- Nairobi, Kenya

Our Building Obsession for the week is the Kings Prism Tower, a 34-storey prismatic glass facade structure located in the Upper Hill business district area of Nairobi. Kings Prism Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the city standing at 133 meters. Its astounding architectural design appears as a prism stacked upon one another […]

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Comparison: 3D Renderings vs. Completed Looks

We compared the 3D renderings/computer-generated images (CGI) created by the architects of the following projects during the pre-development phases and compared them with the completed building. How well do you think these developments were executed? Have a look at the images below and vote in the poll at the end! Kingsway Tower Name: Kingsway Tower; […]

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Development: PwC Experience Centre, CCP Place, Victoria Island – Lagos

On the 19th of June 2019, PwC launched its experience centre, which was developed in partnership with Spacefinish (a design consulting company) on the 3rd Floor of CCP Place, Chief Abiodun Way, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Experience Centre features an enclosed Augmented Reality room, with a functional custom-designed QR code allowing visitors to […]

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Building Obsession: Society House, Lusaka- Zambia

Our building obsession for today is Society House, a 20 storey multipurpose development located on Cairo Road in Lusaka, a major business district in the city. Within the building is a Hilton Garden Inn, which features 130 keys and is the hotelier’s first entry into the Zambian hospitality market. This is part of the Hilton’s […]

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Updated – Development: Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Headquarters, Central Business District – Abuja

Name: Federal Inland Revenue Service Headquarters; Location: Central Business District; Developer: Federal Inland Revenue Service; Architects: ATO Architects; Contractor: BNL Engineering and Construction Limited (Bouygues); Gross Building Area (GBA) Total: 81,000m2.  Administrative/Office Block GBA: 63,000m2; Size: Not Specified. Cost: N39.2Billion; Height: 86 metres; Floors: 17 Storey; Project Manager: Courtney Michel Partnership Nigeria Limited; Quantity Surveyors: […]

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Development: Admiralty Mall, Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Name: Admiralty Mall; Developer:  Dreamspaces Development; Use: Retail; Location: Admiralty Road – Lekki Phase 1; Main Contractor: Dutum Company Limited; Architects: Beyond Arete; Project Manager: Studio Stoone; Structural Engineers: Pinconsult Associates Limited; MEP Consultants: Alliance Engineering Consultants;  Land Area: Approximately 1,200sqm; GLA: 1,323sqm; Expected Completion: Q1:2020. Admiralty Mall is a 33-unit retail development located in […]

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Development: No. 47 Glover, Glover Road, Ikoyi – Lagos

Name: 47 Glover; Address: 47, Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria; Floors: 7 lettable floors; Gross Build Area: 8,627m2; Gross Lettable Area: 4,739m2; Use: Commercial – Office; Developers: Danraz Nigeria Limited; Architects: Bravura Architects; Commencement Date: Q2:2017; Completion: Q3:2019; Parking Bays: 87; Project Managers: Profica Project Managers; Project Managers: Profica; Design & Build Contractor: Elalan Construction […]

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Development: Pacific Towers, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island – Lagos

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Pacific Towers on Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos was held on Friday the 5th of July 2019. The project is being sponsored by Global Property Partners, a subsidiary of the Cavalli Business Group. Its sister company, Deluxe Residences is responsible for over 5 residential properties located in Oniru, Ikoyi, Victoria […]

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Development: Douala Grand Mall, Bonapriso, Douala – Cameroon

Construction activity on the Douala Grand Mall site has picked up in recent months, with the project team working through Cameroon’s rainy season. The project was announced back in August of 2017, along with another mixed-use development named the Renaissance Place in Abidjan. Both are Actis’ first Real Estate investments in Ivory Coast and Cameroon […]

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