Real estate firm, Mizizi Africa Homes has handed-over Penguin Estate to prospective owners within the set timelines. The Kshs. 54 million off-plan housing units are now ready for occupation after twelve months of development.
The firm’s finance and operations director, George Mburu observed that focus on division of labour in a period of strict adherence to social distancing helped the company to accelerate the pace of delivery.
“We embarked on very technical and structured work shifts where different artisans took tasks based on their capacity and ability to ensure we improve on efficiency of reduced workforce at any given time in adherence to rules on social distancing and curfew hours,” said Mburu. Construction of the estate started in October 2019 and was projected to be completed within a period of ten months.
With up to twenty per centreduction in workforce availability on-site daily, it meant the project delivery time would have been impacted by a similar margin.
“We take this earliest opportunity to thank our workforce for ensuring that we stayed within the set deadlines under a very controlled and difficult environment as we affirm to our dear customers that we are committed to keeping the promise of delivering quality and affordable housing,” said Mburu.
Penguin Estate is a sixteen -unit real estate development that comprises luxurious three bedroom bungalows selling at Kshs. 3.2 million each for cash buyers and targeted at middle income buyers.
Last year, the developer committed to redefine off-plan homes provision by staying true to its commitments with prospective homeowners including involvement of customers through the entire construction process.
Through these efforts, the company aimed at increasing homeownership through affordable and quality units, eliminating the risk of missed timelines in project completion and building customer confidence in the off-plan provision market segment.