Kenya: Tatu City to set up high end estate in Kiambu County
Tatu City is planning to construct a high end estate in its 5,000-acre land in Kiambu County. The new estate will rival that of Muthaiga and Karen, some of Nairobi’s leafy suburbs.
The mega project has been divided into residential land so that apartments, whose construction is ongoing, will be constructed closer to the road, followed by bungalows and villas on half- and quarter-acre plots. Deep inside will be the proposed exurb constituting homeowners on more than one acre each.
Rendeavour, the American firm developing Tatu City, own more than 12,000 ha of land in the urban growth trajectories of major cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, and the DRC.
Nick Langford, country head for Rendeavour confirmed the reports and said that while they focus on the first two segments, they also have plans for an exclusive neighbourhood.
Tatu City is aligned with the Nairobi Metro 2030 Strategy, and is also part of Kenya’s Vision 2030. Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport & entertainment complex and manufacturing area for over 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors.
Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses are under construction to suit all incomes. Tatu City is creating a unique live, work and play environment free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
Underlying Tatu City’s design is a visionary concept aiming to shift urban development in Kenya from the familiar single node model to a decentralized urban environment. By doing so, Tatu will significantly de-congest the City of Nairobi.