Brains and Hammers, the leading residential and commercial real estate company in Nigeria has completed the construction of phase 1 of the Brains and Hammers City located in the federal capital territory, Abuja. This first phase of the project comprised of one thousand and two hundred (1200) completed housing units and currently has over 200 hundred residents occupying their homes. This was disclosed during a media tour of the completed and on-going projects within the city.
The Brains and Hammers City project was conceived as a self-sustaining and affordable housing project designed to cater to the housing needs of middle and low-income earners. It is consisting of one, two, and three-bedroom flats. It also has four-bedroom terraces and four-bedroom detached houses. On completion, it would have a total of three thousand and six hundred (3600) housing units.
The Project Director, Mr. Muktari Musa noted that the vision of developing a city was hinged on the need to play a pivotal role in addressing the estimated over 17 million housing deficit in Nigeria. With an estimated seven hundred thousand (700) houses needed per year, it is evident that the government alone can not meet the housing needs of Nigerians. That is Brains and Hammers took the bold initiative to embark on this project.
He said, “this project is much more than just residential buildings, it is the complete package of commercial, hospitality, infrastructure, and residential development. We have built a new 3.6km access road and 2.7km internal road network. We are also generating 5NVA megawatts of electricity. On completion, there would be an event centre, a shopping mall, a hospital, worship centres, petrol stations, and a school.”
“For us, this project represents an opportunity to provide homes and infrastructures for the residents of Brains and Hammers City at affordable rates with the best of amenities. It is also an avenue to potentially open up a new district for development in the federal capital territory. We belief that this initiative marks a new beginning in private sector participation in the provision of mass housing for Nigerians.”
On her part, the group head of City project, Hajia Maryam Bello said; “the significance of the completion of phase 1 of the Brains and Hammers City project is not lost on us as an organization, nor on the residents’ who had their homes delivered to specification. The expertise displayed during construction and the support we got from our clients played a significant role in achieving this feat.”