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Tilisi mega-city launches green garden homes as research shows immediate health benefits from living beside green spaces

Nairobi, Kenya: Tilisi mega-city has today begun construction of its first housing project, reversing the trend towards high density properties with the 186-home Tilisi Views residential estate offering home-owners spacious green gardens on half of each plot, tree-lined streets, extra play areas in every hub of 15 to 30 villas, and additional acres of communal recreational space.

“We have seen developers moving inexorably towards higher density developments as a way of supposedly lifting revenues, with even detached villas offering little more than a parking space for new owners. But we have decided to stay true to our dream of a better lifestyle at Tilisi, with houses on one eighth, a quarter, and half-acre plots, all designed to maximise garden space,” said Kavit Shah,  co-CEO of Tilisi Developments Plc, the developer of the Tilisi mega-city.

Set on the Waiyaki Way and 10 minutes from the intersection with Nairobi’s Southern bypass, the new residential estate, which is fully financed from its outset, will be surrounded by trees along the roads to offer a cooling breeze, and will include nine play areas, one for each cluster of 15 to 30 villas, as well as two acres of a communal clubhouse, a recreation space, and jogging tracks.

“Delivering a better quality of life at Tilisi has seen us concentrate on creating a green and natural environment, as something we can do from our positioning that literally isn’t possible in Kilimani, or Westlands, or even very much in Gigiri, nowadays. But it creates an entirely different kind of life for our future residents,” said Ranee Nanji, joint CEO of Tilisi.

This is supported by global research, with the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health reporting that people who live close to green space have lower rates of depression and anxiety and better physical health than those who live in more urban settings.

The journal reported that incidences of anxiety were 50 per cent lower and of depression 25 per cent lower for people living in areas with 90 per cent green space within two miles of their homes, compared to those living in areas with 10 per cent or less green space.

Further research by Harvard University found that residents who had any kind of green space within 200 meters of their homes had a 12 per cent lower rate of mortality than those living in areas without greenery. This was because the more natural environment decreased the rate of cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and digestive diseases, mental illness, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Gardens and green open spaces also encourage more physical activity. But even viewing nature scenes reduces blood pressure, respiration rate, brain activity, and the production of stress hormones, within three to four minutes, while also improving mood.

“Our goal with the project was to meet the needs of Kenyan home owners by offering a serene beautiful environment at an affordable rate,” said Ranee.
With seven different house designs to choose from, pricing of the villas will range from Sh19m for three bedrooms to Sh60m for five bedrooms. Construction of the first 26 units has begun and will be completed by October 2021.The project which is fully financed by Tilisi Development PLC, will sit on 41 acres of the 400 acre mega city, with an open day scheduled for 26th and 27th October 2019.

About Tilisi
Tilisi is a 400-acre mixed-use urban development, distinctly zoned into residential, commercial and logistics precincts. Set just 30 km from Nairobi’s CBD, at the intersection of Limuru Road and Waiyaki Way, the development offers outstanding access and infrastructure. The development is owned and managed by a consortium of long-standing and experienced Nairobi-based developers. The master-planned suburb has been inspired by the vision of achieving a managed development in Kenya with world-class infrastructure.

 

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Tilisi announces 49 acre sale to Africa Logistics Properties

Tilisi, the mixed-use megaproject set at the meeting point of Tigoni, Limuru, and Sigona, on the outskirts of Nairobi, has today announced the sale of 49 acres of its light industry zone to Africa Logistics Properties (ALP).

The sale accounts for over half of the project’s phase 1 build, for which Tilisi is selling fully serviced plots for light industrial/ logistics use, with paved roads, street lighting, water, electricity and ICT reticulation, sewage treatment plants, matatu stops and recreational facilities for workers within the warehousing zone.

“With the administrative and approval process now complete for Tilisi, and the legal agreements signed, we are delighted to announce this sale to this dynamic and professional logistics developer. Construction of our infrastructure for phase 1 will commence in July,” said Ranee Nanji Co- CEO of Tilisi.

Tilisi Logistics Park is set to create more than 1,000 local jobs on completion, and will be set on the southern spur of its 400-acre mixed-use development, which is one of Kenya’s leading real estate developments, creating a new satellite town on the city’s outskirts.

Tilisi is the nearest megaproject to Nairobi’s city centre, located close to the junction of Nairobi’s new southern bypass, the Northern by-pass and just off the Nairobi – Nakuru Highway, which is the main road cargo route from Mombasa port to western Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, currently being upgraded to a six-lane highway by China Wu Yi Construction Company Ltd. “Being set on major arterial roads on the West of Nairobi and within easy reach of the airport was a critical factor in the design of the Tilisi masterplan,” said Kavit Shah, Co-CEO of Tilisi.

Tilisi’s location also makes for an easy reach from Kenya’s main airport, which remains one of Africa’s biggest airports for cargo. With a cargo capacity of 20.3m tonnes, according to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is a major hub for regional traders, especially in the global flower business, which requires rapid transport.

The location additionally allows tenants and future owners to bypass the congestion through Nairobi, resulting in more efficient logistics in terms of time and cost.
ALP, which is developing Africa’s first grade A warehouses for rental occupiers in Nairobi, has bought its largest land purchase at Tilisi.

” The 49-acre site we are acquiring from Tilisi will be the location of our second modern grade-A logistics and light industrial park in Nairobi which will give strategic access to both Nairobi and the Western Kenya corridor for companies who operate from our facilities,” said Toby Selman, CEO of ALP.

Tilisi has dedicated 90 acres to warehousing in its first phase of development, with a further 41 acres remaining after its 49-acre sale to ALP. ALP will develop 80,000 square metres of international standard grade-A logistics and light industrial warehouse space for rental occupiers, while the remaining Tilisi plots are available for sale and are designated for owner occupiers to build their own units.

“ALP and Tilisi have complimentary business models, offering multinationals and domestic Kenyan producers a choice of an ownership model or rental model.” said Kavit Shah.