With an entrance along the Lekki Epe expressway, Royal Gardens promises to unleash its Unique appeal to become today’s exclusive host to a paradise community. The Estate is designed as a world on its own with features and amenities that make your living here complete within this exclusive community. With a dependable network of support systems and living amenities, residents can be rest assured that all the family needs can be met within their immediate space.
Lekki in the Future
Lekki Master Plan
The Peninsular Lekki is regarded as the fastest real estate market in the whole of Africa, although like most Nigerian cities, with haphazard structures with individual and corporate developers without any planned linkage between the estates and service infrastructure. The Lekki distribution comprises a naturally formed peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean East of the Central Business District in Lagos Island and on Lagos Lagoon. The peninsula is approximately 70 to 80 km long, stretching from Victoria Island in the west to Refugee Island in the east, with an average width of 10 km. Lekki includes several estates, gated residential developments including Lekki Phase 1 & 2, Goshen City, Royal Gardens Estate, UPDC, Femi Okunnu 1, 2 & 3, Abraham Adesanya Estate, Manor Park, Victoria Garden City, Mayfair Gardens, Crown Estate, Farapark etc, Agricultural farmlands, areas allocated for a Free Trade Zone (FTZ), an airport, and a sea port.
The teeming population in Lekki which was not envisaged by previous governments in the regional master plan has led to the dearth or overuse of existing infrastructure (good network of roads and water among others). Only Lagos-Epe Expressway servers the growing neighborhood and this has led to daily traffic bottlenecks on that route.
The African Development Bank (ADB) Group granted approval for a loan of $85 million (about N10.2 billion for the financing of the upgrading and rehabilitation of the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The project is being sponsored by Asset and Resource Management Limited, a reputable local firm, in partnership with Larue Projects Limited (Larue) as joint sponsors. The two firms would together play the role of “key investors” to the project. The project would be executed under the Public-Private Partnership. The project consists of upgrading, widening and tolling of the existing 49.5 km long Lekki-Epe expressway which is the principal road artery linking Victoria Island in Lagos with the Lekki peninsula. The objective is to alleviate traffic congestion and improve road safety along the Lekki corridor)
Lekki Peninsular in the next 5 years will be transformed by projects currently being executed for the area, under the Lekki Master Plan being marshaled by Lagos State government .Lekki International Airport ,Lekki Free Trade Zone ,Lekki light Rail Network , Lekki Water Transport System, vast road network including the rebuilding of the Lekki-Epe Express Way, landscaping and landscape irrigation, water supply and fire fighting water, storm water collection disposal, wastewater collection, solid waste management, power supply, telecommunications network and security are some of the projects on the cards. Added to theses is the $6 billion Lekki Deep Sea port, to be completed in 2011. In the next 5 years Lekki will never be the same again.
The proposed land use master plan for the Sub-region envisages the Lekki Peninsula as a “Blue-Green” Environment City. Lagos State government says the unique characteristics of the Atlantic Coast, Lagos Lagoon and the inland natural areas will be protected and enhanced to give Lekki New City the special natural ambience character. Based on the proposed land use plan. Lekki new city will be divided into 5 linear development zones (excluding the Lekki Free Zone):
- The Lagoon Zone- tourism with mixed uses, commercial and business.
- The North Urban Zone- largely new residential.
- The Natural Park Zone – environment and natural Conservation Park.
- The South Urban Zone – existing and new residential with commercial and mixed uses as well as light industry.
- The Atlantic Coastal Zone – mainly tourism and recreational.