Unity Homes marks milestone in expansion from Kenya to West Africa
Unity Homes, which is building more than 3,000 apartments and townhouses at Tatu City in Kenya, has marked a milestone in its West Africa expansion with the opening of the firm’s first show homes in Lagos, Nigeria.
Unity Homes’ 576-unit development, called Universal One, is located at Alaro City, a free trade zone development on the doorstep of Nigeria’s commercial capital. Alaro City and Tatu City are both developed by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest new city builder.
Universal One’s show homes are now ready for visitors. Like in Kenya, where Unity Homes at Tatu City sold out its first phase of 384 apartments in less than a year, Universal One at Alaro City features open-plan living rooms, generous bedrooms and modern kitchens.
“The Nigerian market is reacting very positively to Universal One,” said John Latham, Executive Director of Universal Homes in Nigeria and Unity Homes Kenya. “Our inclusive communities with accessible prices allow thousands of new residents to move into modern, high-quality apartments every year.”
At Tatu City, Unity Homes is currently selling Unity East, with 640 two- and three-bedroom apartments. The project recently launched with a waiting list of more than 150 buyers, and apartments continue to sell fast.
Unity Homes has become one of the most credible and affordable community developers in Kenya, following the completion of a well-regard project in Eldoret, as well as the first phase at Tatu City, where the shell and core of each home are completed every 18 hours. Teams of craftspeople then move in to install interior finishes in record time.
In Nigeria, Universal One’s sales are brisk in the heart of Alaro City, which is planned as a 5,000-acre mixed-income, city-scale development with offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and parks and open spaces. Alaro City is a joint venture between Rendeavour and Lagos State Government.
In its first two years of development, Alaro City has attracted more than 40 companies and won numerous prices. The Alaro City master plan won the international 2019 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and global recognition in the fDi Global Free Zones of the Year Awards 2020.