UGANDA- The Lubowa Housing Project (LHP) in Wakiso District is conceptualized as a self-sustaining mixed-use housing development which will comprise of 2,741 residential units.
The project is intended as a phased development with construction starting with an initial phase of approximately 300 housing units during the first year. The development is envisaged to be serviced by various amenities such as commercial, retail and health centers as well as schools and community leisure amenities.
The proposed 10 types of residential buildings for the project consist of bungalows, double storied houses, townhouses and apartment buildings each with two to three varied designs capturing amenities expected by the potential clientele for each group. All planned residential typologies will form part of medium and low-density individual and gated communities.
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