Number Of Floors Approved

LASSPA initially wanted to approve ten floors, but with the help of the planning approval consultant, they have agreed on 19 floors based on the recommendations which we have added to our drawings.

The reason a lot of people start without approval is they hope they will get the floors they want later through negotiation. This is very dangerous for 19 floors. We can use the Ikoyi building incident that was approved for six floors, and instead, the developer went on to build 21 floors.

The major risk with making such a move is that Lagos state will pull the building down while all our money goes down the drain.

Secondly, we are building a high rise in an area that the Lagos state government has designated for tourist and recreational purposes. There are a number of ministries we must get clearance from and pay hugely for, which we have been doing.

Ministry Of Physical Planning

Physical Planning Report – This is where we were initially given ten floors, then we had to negotiate and meet the requirements they requested before we got 19 floors.

This is completed and agreed upon but not cleared yet.

Ministry Of Waterfront Infrastructure

This covers a lot however the major issue was the agreed set, back which we adjusted our drawings for. This reduced our square meter per unit slightly. They inspected last week Friday to make sure we have not added a structure and what we said we were going to do is what we are doing. Waterfront infrastructure assessment report by then – in progress

Ministry Of Transportation

Clearance for traffic impact. This has to do with the inflow and outflow of traffic from the estate, the number of car parks, and more.

We have asked them to help us with the guidelines we must follow.

Traffic impact assessment report – in progress