Buxton Housing Project awarded Gold Star prior to its completion

Buxton housing project./COURTESY

Mombasa’s Buxton Affordable Housing Project has been awarded a Gold Star by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa.

The sh.6 billion housing project not only hopes to achieve modern affordable houses but also provide serene and secure homes with access to joint community facilities such as a community center, kindergarten, social hall, sports courts, green areas, swimming pool, shops, food courts, public exercise equipment, walkways etc.

“The inclusion of the above-mentioned amenities, the project connectivity time to town, the disability and elderly-friendly environment, its active amenable frontages, and the project’s adherence to CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) have made the Buxton Point project be awarded a Gold Star Award by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa after achieving an 86 percent mark,” read the statement from Buxton Point.

The project survey and scoring were done by both the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and ITDP Africa.

The award certificate will officially be received by the Buxton Affordable Housing project architect Yassir Brek who has been invited to Kigali, Rwanda for a conference themed the Transit Oriented Development: Planning for Development and Social Inclusion that will be happening this week.

The Buxton project is part of the National Government Affordable Housing agenda.

It is expected to have 600 one-bedroom units, 700 two-bedroom units and 600 three-bedroom units.

Construction of the housing project kicked off in January 2021.