Towards tackling  the federal government’s 17 million housing deficit, a foremost real estate and infrastructure development firm, Brains and Hammers Limited has commenced the construction of a new housing development comprising 3,500 homes  in the heart of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
 The company in a statement that it would construct a turnkey residential and commercial project that consists of 3,500 units ranging from one bedroom apartments, two-bedroom flats, three-bedroom flats, four-bedroom terraces, four-bedroom semi-detached and five-bedroom fully detached modern homes. The 72-hectare project will be located in the district of Life Camp, Abuja.

Keeping in line with the company’s aim to provide secure quality gated communities, the Brains and Hammers City will feature infrastructure like 24/7 electricity, a water treatment plant, gymnasium, jogging track, schools, hospital, swimming pool, mini-theme park for kids, a spa, restaurants, cinema, parks and gardens, etc.

In addition, the commercial area will consist of major branded retail supermarkets, office spaces, schools and clinics. The city will cater to mid and high-level residents at affordable price points, the group stated.

Brains and Hammers has positioned itself as a leader in the real estate and infrastructure industry. It has completed over 1,000 residential homes across Nigeria and work is currently ongoing for over a 1,000 more.
Its current development portfolio consists of residential projects within Lagos and Abuja. The sites include Life Camp, Galadimawa, Gwarimpa, Apo I, Apo II, Apo III, Apo IV, Apo V, all in Abuja and along the Lekki corridor in Lagos.

The group has also succeeded in providing infrastructure of access roads and streetlights of over 10 kilometres leading to their various estates, all complete with adequate drainage and streetlights as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). Brains and Hammers continues to provide trade and vocational employment opportunities to each surrounding community.

“The Brains & Hammers City is an exciting new 72-hectare real estate development project we are embarking on. We’ve managed to incorporate international building codes and standards with mid-to-high end features while maintaining a safe community for living and entertaining.

“This estate will set the tone for every new homeowner to experience an enhanced quality lifestyle as we have the capability to customise any feature for your new home.

“The Brains & Hammers City will be the ultimate live, eat, work and play environment for years to come, but more importantly, we want to also provide affordable homes for working Nigerians who hitherto thought owning a home was beyond their reach,” said Mr. Umar Abdullahi, Managing Director of Brains and Hammers Ltd.

In making homes affordable, Brains and Hammers is offering the opportunity to own a home to every working class Nigerian. It has several home ownership programmes and mortgage routes to ensure the dream of home ownership is realised, said the group.

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