The 176 key Chelsea Hotel, is a steel frame structure being built on Osbourne Rd, Ikoyi. The project is bordered by the Osbourne Towers and is roughly the same height. BlackBorderBuild have provided a number of background information on the project in the past, so be sure to check it out; in the Hospitality Section. The firm behind the design is Impacto Grupo, of Spain.
December Updates: The Chelsea Hotel, as seen from different vantages. Images are Courtesy of AustynZOGS.
Name: Hilton, Asaba
The 10 floor structure is being built along the Mariam Babangida Way in Asaba. Other details about the hotel are speculative, as the development is shrouded in some mystery.
Name: Four Points by Sheraton, Ibadan
This project is to be built in a greenfield site in Premier Hill Drive, Mokola Hill, Ibadan. Blackborderbuild visited the site, earlier in the year but apart from the sight of one or two trucks, there was no visible sign of any work. The facility is a conference hotel and will be a 4 star destination, upon completion. The Interior Designers are Areen Hospitality (United Kingdom) and the architects are DAA Architects (Nigeria).
Name: Four Points by Sheraton, Ikot Ekpene
The facility will be Starwood's 10th hotel in Nigeria. The 12 storey facility is expected to be completed and commissioned in 2015. Sheraton are expanding aggresively in Nigeria and they currently operate the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Lekki-Lagos, Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, and Le Meridien Ogeyi Place. In addition to this existing footporint, theu will be adding five new hotels opening by 2017; including Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, Four Points by Sheraton Benin City in Edo, Four Points by Sheraton Ibadan in Oyo, Four Points by Sheraton Ikeja in Lagos and Le Meridien Ikoyi Towers.
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Name: Chelsea Hotel, Ikoyi
The Chelsea Hotel is a 10 floor initiative by Chidol Properties (Subsidiary of Chelsea Group Limited). The project is progressing steadily an is more or less the same height as the neighbouring Osbourne Towers. Read more about the Chelsea Hotel Here.
The following overview just highlights some of the ongoing projects in Ikoyi that have been completed or are still under construction over the last few years.
1) Grand Meridien Ikoyi - 15 Floors X 2 - Hospitality (This is has ongoing project that has stalled for various reasons, including changes in the design specs, among other challenges. It is situated near the Ikoyi Foreshore and according to Starwood Hotels, it is expected to open its doors in January 2017.
2) YF/Ibalex is a 15 Floor commercial development being built at Temple Road for the Ibalex Group. It was designed by Tabet Atelier D'Architecture (TAA), Lebanon. The project has topped out, but according to recent images from various sources - cladding is yet to commence.
The Chelsea Hotel is a 10 floor hotel being built by Impacto Grupo for Chidol Properties (Subsidiary of Chelsea Group Limited). The project is dubbed a mixed development, which suggests that it will contain other functions (perhaps retail) in addition to the hospitality component. The owners are dubbing it a 5 star project.The hotel will have 176 rooms.
An ecological outcome off the Ikoyi Foreshore
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Architects: S33 Architecture
Engineers/Landscape Architects: Battle McCarthy
Capital Advisement: Chernosky Capital
Real Estate Developers: Dream Spaces Development Ltd
Tunji Abdul's Dream Spaces Development, reeling off the back of their Harrow Park initiative in Abuja, are continuing to push for innovative responses to some of the urban challenges facing Nigerian contexts. Tunji has always been a strong advocate for sustainable design and his proposal "The G Tower" was dubbed in 2009 by the BBC as "Lagos's first sustainable skyscraper". That project has not come to fruition, however with the Maybury Towers in Banana Island, some of those ideas live on.
The Maybury towers is a 15 floor residential development, with 42 apartments and 4 double volume penthouses. The promise is to develop luxury apartments that will offer desirable views, open plan format interiors and terraces. The finishes of the development will permit adequate natural lighting. Rainwater will possibly be harvested, as well as passive ventilation systems. Other outcomes include aquaponics, health spas, floating farms, breathing walls and gardens.
It is not certain, how many of these strategies will be realized, but what we can be sure of is that, regardless of the eventual conclusion - as with all Tunji Abdul creations, it will stand out from the rest. It is anticipated that the development will be completed by 2016.