The 11 floor residential development, being developed by the Lagos State Government (LASG), is part of the larger Lagos Island Urban Regeneration program. That program, not only includes Isale Gangan, but also includes Ojo Giwa and Aroloya. The Isale Gangan scheme in particular, features an 11 floor tower block, with 54 flats. It is expected that the development, will be finalized sometime this year.
LASG government essentially facilitated the merger of subdivisions, to allow for greater densities in the area. It should be noted, that although Lagos Island has always been a principal centre of trade; low density functions have coexisted with more appropriate uses, for quite some time. The British colonial government, for example, were preoccupied with urbanization in the area; from a demographic and socio-economic standpoint. Urban planning in the district was not initially stringent about densities. As a result, the organic footprint of the area, has been the norm, for decades.
This development is in the "heart of Lagos" as voiced by Governor Fashola and to some extent, it is only appropriate that, this area should be in the thick of restructuring. Those, whose parcels have been absorbed into such higher density functions, will be accommodated in the developments that follow, as such the existing owners of the land, are not being shortchanged.
What is provided?
As outlined above, there are 54 apartments in 9 floors, there are also two parking levels, 2 elevator shafts, emergency stairwells (Numbering 2) in addition to the 2 primary stairwells. The layout is quite consistent and each level has a mixture of four 2 bedroom flats and two 3 bedroom flats. The development is being constructed by Anatolia International, who have executed a number of developments for LASG in the past.
Below is the latest update, captured by LASG during a recent inspection.