A Lagos-based property developer, RefinHomes Ltd has called for environment-friendly housing projects as a means to mitigate the impact of climate change and improve healthy living among residents.

The Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Kazeem Owolabi, said this at the turning of the sod for a 10-floor luxury home being developed by the RefinHomes in Ikoyi, Lagos. He said such an environment-friendly initiative, which the firm is also deploying in its projects will promote harmony between nature and urban development.

Known as The Begonia, the scheme comprises four maisonettes, two underground floors and two penthouses, seven three-bedroom apartments, and seven two-bedroom apartments.

Facilities proposed for the projects include service elevators, gyms, fire alarm and protection, swimming pool, home office and study, working closet, play area, constant power supply and internet services.

Owolabi said: “We have come to fill the gap in the nation’s housing deficit by building based on specification, capacity and request from our subscribers and the need of the market. Anytime we are building.”

The second Managing Partner, RefinHomes Ltd, Olatunde Macaulay, said the subscribers should expect quality housing at completion, adding that the firm will not compromise its mission to deliver standard homes.

The Project Manager, Begonia scheme, Mr. Tayo Babalakin, said the project is a fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic as it encourages working from home.

Babalakin, who is the Managing Partner at Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP), said: “We are using quality materials and introducing home/office offerings into this development, which are very accessible because a lot of people like to work from home without being disturbed.

“ We look at sustainability in terms of harvesting rainwater, solar panels, and inverters to respond to the rising cost of diesel and reduce the maintenance. Subscribers also have very big living rooms and bedrooms that will make them comfortable.”

He said a notable contractor carried out the piling work, adding that the project would be completed between 18 and 20 months.