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Landwey’s new town scheme heralds future city in Lagos

By Chinedum Uwaegbulam
31 October 2022   |   4:02 am
A comprehensive new plan was unveiled last week to reverse the decline in the nation’s housing stock and meet yearning for an eco friendly city in the country.

A comprehensive new plan was unveiled last week to reverse the decline in the nation’s housing stock and meet yearning for an eco friendly city in the country.

The ambitious new town development scheme is expanding with a mix of technology and sustainable living.

Promoted by LandWey Investment Limited, the scheme is expanding into over 300 hectares and located in the cultural city of Epe, Isimi Lagos, which is a self-sustainable city with its own thriving economy and commercial ecosystem.

The new settlements and districts are to use green technologies to make city living smarter amd more efficient, while preventing further damage to planet’s ecosystem. The completion of the project is expected in 2030.

For instance, the city will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using solar powered electricity, adopting sustainable options in transportation such as electric vehicles and scooters, as well as artificial intelligence to promote improved living experiences and sustainable enhanced technology.

The taxis will be hybrid, much more user friendly and self driven, with higher density areas using more bikes.

The main facilities include a conservation park, golf course, recreation area, farm-to-table restaurant, helipad, water jetty, electric car charging stations, forestry, hiking trails, and a traditional polo field.

“Future city is not just a destination, it is part of a whole mission to raise the standard of living as we prepare for the future,” according to the Chief Executive Officer, Landwey Investment, a member of Oxygen Holdings, Olawale Ayilara.

Specifically, the future city is an integration of Isimi Lagos, a wellness and technology city. The topography of the whole Isimi Lagos will be largely retained to maintain its natural state, while the master plan has been designed to maximise sea views. Buildings, roads and other infrastructure are planned around the existing geological structure. It offers work and living spaces that are ideal for short- and long-term use.

Ayilara, who made this known to media personnel and industry players, reiterated his goals for Isimi Lagos by asserting that, “We are ecstatic about what this expansion signifies for the future of life.

“By 2050, it is expected that 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities, making new towns and settlements the greatest answer to the increasing urbanisation that is already taking place.

“We are rethinking what our cities should be with the help of future city initiatives like Isimi Lagos to successfully house an expanding population of urban dwellers.”

According to him, the nature-inspired design of Isimi not only paves the way for the metropolis of Lagos to expand economically at night, but it also raises the possibility of making Nigeria a new travel hotspot on the continent.

As a demonstration of its intent to deepen technological adoption and penetration, Isimi also launched the Isimi Lagos Tech Valley, a destination for all things technological and innovative. The Isimi Tech Valley will include a campus with tech and innovation laboratories, a research centre and incubation work labs for tech firms and will function as both a residential neighbourhood and an educational facility.

“The vision for Isimi Lagos Tech Valley is to build Nigeria and Africa’s future generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators while ensuring that youthful talents are developed into established problem solvers.” Ayilara said.

His words: “As we establish a solid foundation to expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, we are aiming to raise tech founders, agro-technologists and climate change activists.

“To this effect, we will be launching the inaugural edition of the Lagos Future City Week later this year. The Lagos Future City Week is set to be Africa’s foremost solution-focused event dedicated to promoting sustainability and the future of living.

“We are unrelenting in our quest to deliver high quality, affordable housing to the people of Lagos and this has seen us establish 14 residential estates along the Lekki-Epe expressway between the 2nd Toll Gate and Bogije axis.”

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