The construction of the first gated community in Thika Township is set to commence soon pursuing the signing of an agreement between the developer and the contractor.
Dubbed Bahati Ridge, the housing project set on a 95-acre parcel of land is situated along Gatanga road, about 3Km off Thika Road, a 45-minute drive from Nairobi.
The developer, Bahati Ridge Development Ltd, has contracted Epco Builders Ltd to put the first phase of the development comprising 381 houses – among the cottages, villas, town houses, bungalows and apartments.
Bahati Ridge will offer residents several amenities including shopping mall, school, business office park, medical centre, club house, conference hall and a hotel.
The contractor is expected to begin work soon after the ground-breaking ceremony scheduled later this month. Bahati Ridge targets the middle class commuter lifestyle which will be enhanced by the completion of the Nairobi-Thika Superhighway in February 2012.
The second phase of the project will have about 400 house.