Framed Estates team
Paisley-based architecture practice, Framed Estates, has overseen the delivery of Kenya’s first assisted-living complex, in a project which is aiming to change the way the elderly live across Africa.
Fadhili Care at Greenpark Estate, located on the outskirts of Nairobi, has been developed by local property company, Superior Homes Kenya, to help older Kenyans live closer to their families and in more comfortable conditions.
Traditionally Kenya’s elderly have remained in rural areas, while the younger generation have to move to cities in search of work. In some cases this means families have to travel for hours to see one another.
Fadhili Care consists of 41 homes designed to ensure the security, safety, and wellbeing of its residents. It also features 24-hour emergency call and nurse services for its residents.
The project is the latest in a series between Framed Estates and Superior Homes Kenya. The companies have already worked together on a range of mixed-use developments, with more planned across Kenya in the near future.
Framed Estates said the Fadhili project demonstrated the strength and breadth of its sector experience and client base, while it is also targeting revenues of £250,000 for 2018.
Sheenagh Gray, architect at Framed Estates, said: “Assisted living is a new concept for Kenyan society – the same could be said across many African countries. Historically, young people have moved to the cities for work and older people have remained in rural areas, which has created a disconnection in many families. This development aims to tackle that problem head-on, bringing different generations closer together and helping Kenya’s elderly live more comfortably.
“We’ve worked with Superior Homes in the past and have further plans in the pipeline in different parts of Kenya. There are significant benefits to be realised from working on international projects like this – not only have we worked with the local team to develop their skills, but they have given us new perspectives on architecture that we can bring into our work in Scotland and beyond.
“The past 12 months have been very strong for us – the Fadhili Care project exemplifies the type of projects we are delivering in Scotland, the UK, and further afield. We have secured long-term agreements with a number of clients and believe 2018 will be a stand-out year for Framed Estates.”
Ian Henderson, managing director at Superior Homes Kenya, said: “Fadhili Care is a pioneering project in Kenya and it’s a development we are proud to deliver. There is always risk in delivering new concepts, but we are confident that it will be a flagship for Kenya as a whole. Framed Estates was integral to Fadhili Care’s development and we look forward to delivering on our other plans with the company in the near future.”
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