Site Visit to TATU City
Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-03-10 14:36

a map of TATU city.

Site visit by postgraduates candidates from the Department of Real Estate & Construction Management, School of The Built Environment, College of Architecture &Engineering, University of Nairobi.

Introduction

Tatu City is a holistically planned mixed-use development set out to be the most exciting urban development ever undertaken in Kenya. It’s a model of the African city of the future offering naturally exclusive urban living and a place where everyone will desire to live, work and play. It appeals to a global market that is looking to buy into offices, light industry, logistics parks, retail spaces, hotels and homes. Expected Learning expectations from the Tatu City, (Website: www.tatucity.com). 

Composition of the TEAM ADD

The composition of the persons visiting the site included but was not limited to the postgraduates candidates pursuing the MA degree in valuation & property management & MA in construction management in the department of real estate & construction management at the school of the built environment within the college of architecture and engineering here in the University of Nairobi (commonly referred to as TEAM ADD).  This is a cluster of professional disciplines including registered and practiisng architects, quantity surveyors, land valuers, engineers (M&E, civil engineers), land surveyors, project managers, EIA?EA Experts, property Managers, Estate Agents

LEARNING EXPECTATIONS OF THE SITE VISIT

  • Expose the candidates to a mega city development
  • Understand the implementation strategies of a mega city development
  • Understand the challenges of project planning and project management of mega city development
  •  Understand the urban planning and development control challenges in a mega city development (Various building and site planning approvals from the Kiambu County, Change of User requirements etc).
  • Understand the Monitoring & Evaluation  challenges in the implementation of mandatory compliance requirements in mega city development (KeNHA, NEMA,WRMA, Engineering Design Planning (Infrastructure)
  • Understand the current experience of Tatu City in selling of the planned sites of offices, light industry, logistics parks, retail spaces, hotels and homes within the Tau City.

 

POTENTIAL OUTCOMES OF THE VISIT

Proposed engagement between TEAM ADD & Tatu City

  • The initial engagement would be to formulate a scheduled plan of monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Tatu City Development throughout its various stages for the next five (5) years with annual site visits in the second semester of each academic year..
  • To read and understand the mandatory conditions set out in the various approval licences and documents by the various planning and statutory agencies e g (KeNHA, NEMA,WRMA, Engineering Design Planning (Infrastructure)
  • To undertake a professional planning and development exercise in one of the properties owned by Tatu City

 

Possible Specific Tasks for consideration to be executed between TEAM ADD & Tatu City

  • Undertake a Comparison Survey of global best practices in mega city development  with the on going Tatu City development
  • To develop a typical Master plan of a selected site amongst the properties owned by Tatu City
  • To develop a Feasibility Study of such a property/ or selected site
  • To undertake Demand and Supply Surveys of residential, commercial and industrial occupancies within the proposed development site or property including conducting highest and best uses scenarios and SWOT Analysis of the proposed development and the financial implications of such a development.
  • To explore the potential Infrastructure Development Challenges for a typical development site within Tau City including the road circulation, water, electricity, sewerage, storm water drainage etc.
  • To undertake comprehensive  Vehicular Traffic Surveys of the entire Tau City and its environs  and understand the traffic implications of the future development in the next four decades
  •  To highlight the Environmental, Social And Economic Impacts which would  impact either negatively or positively on the  population and other  administrative jurisdictions due to the development.

 

Signature:
Nicky Nzioki, Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi
Department of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM)
School of The Built Environment
College of Architecture & Engineering 

Tel: +254 20 2724529

Mobile: +254 722 715029

E-mail: nmnzioki@uonbi.ac.ke

www.uonbi.ac.ke

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Signature: 
Catherine Kariuki, Lecturer, University of Nairobi
Department of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM)
School of The Built Environment
College of Architecture & Engineering 

Tel: +254 20 2724529

Mobile: +254 722 707130

E-mail: ckariuki@uonbi.ac.ke

www.uonbi.ac.ke

 

 

 

 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-12-31 14:36