Property firm, Ashvale, plans to develop student accommodation next to the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus at the junction of science crescent road and Riverside drive, off Waiyaki way in Chiromo, Nairobi County.
Ashvale Properties LLP embarked on the provision of student accommodation with the Qwetu product. The proposed development is set on 0.5 acres of land bordering the University of Nairobi Chiromo Campus close to Riverside Drive road.
The developer plans to develop the property into Qwetu residential accommodation and convenience retail on the ground floor that will serve the residents within the property and the adjacent neighbourhood.
The project consists of the construction of a residential block, 16 floors high with 574 units to accommodate 837 students.
The Qwetu hostel will offer premium, single, twin and cluster type of rooms and the development will be served with amenities such as a gym, study rooms, lounge, backup generator, and treated borehole water, lifts, high speed, CCTV, biometric and card access and retail spaces.
Nairobi CBD which hosts a majority of learning institutions has witnessed a tremendous increase in student population.
Approximately 32,765 students are enrolled at various institutions within the CBD according to regulatory filings for the project.
Majority of the students operating around the CBD reside in Ngara Hostels while others commute from home.
The proposed project will provide institutional accommodation for the universities and colleges in the area and will remedy both the accommodation shortage and security concern.