The city, which is divided into eight districts, is planned for mixed-use with commercial, residential, entertainment and leisure activities to make the city a 24/7 lively environment.
Eko Atlantic City, a unique, innovative development in a vibrant environment, with 21st century facilities, on the coast of Lagos has reached advanced stages in the first five million square metres of the project. The city not only boasts an independent power and water supply, and seamless communications network, but also an extensive citywide road network. This will be the first of its kind in Lagos and Nigeria.
City amenities and services will include an international school, hospital, and a high-quality shopping mall, the largest in sub Saharan Africa. The city’s road design and construction has been built according to world’s best practices, with tree-lined, paved sidewalks, and streetlights complete with ocean view. One of the considerations when developing the Eko Atlantic City was to guarantee free flowing traffic. This has now been achieved with the major road network recently completed.
The extensive road networks now clearly defined with an area in excess of 200 000 square metres. Most significantly, Eko Boulevard is 1 500 metres long (similar to 5th Avenue in New York). The focal point of the business district is fully completed from Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island to the Ocean Front, where waterfront entertainment is being planned.
Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: APO.