The 42 hectare, Eko Energy Estate is among the first projects, being developed in Eko Atlantic City. It is also the closest ongoing project, to the Victoria Island commercial hub. This is informed by the need to align the offices and residences of the energy estate, with interrelated industries, such as the Eko Support Services and the wider Lagos Port Complex at Apapa. The two projects (pictured in the map above), are designed to facilitate logistical, productivity and housing needs for the Oil/Gas sector. Hence the apt name: Eko Energy Estate. Also, refer to our previous article on the estate, for images of the previous designs.
The concept is not novel, the project is being developed by Satellite Oil and Gas International (Subsidiary of Orlean Invest) Ltd for Prodeco; these entities, are prime stakeholders in the development of similar Oil/Gas estates in the Niger Delta. It does appear that a significant amount of the Oil/Gas logistical growth, is now occurring outside of the Niger Delta, largely due to security concerns. Eko Energy Estate will address such concerns, with a principal focus on security and independence. The community will feature, its own medical centre, offices, marina and recreational amenities.
The greatest land-use of the estate is however the residential provisions, and in Phase 1 of the project alone, 260 units are expected, ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments and penthouses. As pictured above, phase one features three high rises, with 22 floors each (3 Ground floors + 19 upper floors). Parking will be provided, within the buildings, as well as a roof top terrace, gardens, swimming pools and tennis courts. Altogether, the buildings will boast of a GFA of 54,000 sqm. Phase 1 is expected to be concluded by Q1 2018.
Eko Energy Estate, is a gated community and is essentially an estate, within the broader community of Eko Atlantic City. It remains to be seen, how such an insular estate will fare, sandwiched between the robust Victoria Island and the more 'open' communities and districts of Eko Atlantic. The streets are irregular and potentially difficult for outsiders to decipher, reinforcing the notion, that this is a place, reserved for its residents alone.
Written by T.Adeniyi for Blackborderbuild.com