Mi Vida Gets Green Light for Garden City Project

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L-R Punit Bhudia, Director at Esteel Construction Ltd, Manu Bhudia Director at Esteel Construction Ltd, Chris Coulson, CEO Mi Vida and Krupa Chohan, Sales Director Mi Vida during the official awarding of the construction contract. This follows the recent approval of construction permits received from Nairobi County Government. Esteel Construction Limited are the official contractors of the Mi Vida Housing Project.
  • New home builder gets approval from Nairobi County Government.
  • Project has sold 93 units off-plan in phase one since its launch in August 2019. 
  • Construction of the first phase of the middle-income housing project to kick off immediately.

Mi Vida, a Ksh. 12 billion middle income housing project has now received the greenlight from the Nairobi County government to proceed with construction.

The first project will be rolled out within the Actis’ Garden City mixed use development where a total of 628 residential units with the first phase of comprising 208 units commencing immediately.

Confirming the approval, Mi Vida CEO Chris Coulson said the contractor Esteel Construction Ltd is onsite and ready to start construction of phase one at Garden City along Thika Road. The project is expected to be complete in 24 months.

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L-R Manu Bhudia, Director at Esteel Construction Ltd (the contractors of Mi Vida Housing Project) and Chris Coulson, CEO Mi Vida pose for a photo during the official awarding of the construction contract.

“We finally got our approval from the county authorities last Friday and our contractor has been selected and is on ground ready to commence construction. Certainly, it has been a long wait, however we can assure our customers that we are now starting to build.”

The units range from one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom sitting on a 4.5 -acre parcel of land, adjacent to the popular Garden City Mall, off Thika road. So far, 93 units have been sold off plan since August last year when Mi Vida launched into the market.

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Chris Coulson, CEO Mi Vida (second left) points at the urban design layout of the Mi Vida Housing Project with the contractors overlooking during the official signing of the awarding letter. Construction is set to commence immediately.

The home builder targeting the middle income segment launched its operations in Kenya in July last year. The project is a Kshs. 12 billion joint venture between Actis, a leading growth markets investor across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate (SPRE), the real estate arm of one of India’s largest conglomerates and aims to construct over 3000 residential homes in Nairobi.

Mr. Coulson said there remains an underlying demand for quality homes in the middle income segment and there is a notable lack of institutional quality homebuilders with the expertise, capital and consumer trust to truly address the opportunity at scale. “This gap is what Mi Vida seeks to close in the market for quality middle income housing,” he adds.

Once complete, Mi Vida will boast of unique health and sports facilities such as an indoor gym with yoga and fitness studio, multi-purpose sports court, 300 meter outdoor jogging track and outdoor gym. Additionally, residents will also have access to special community and leisure amenities such as a barbeque deck, both an adult and children’s pool, social events hall, kids play area, crèche and over one (1) acre of landscaped gardens.