Landmark Village: West Africa’s fastest growing business, leisure, lifestyle destination
by CHUKA UROKO
October 17, 2017 | 1:44 am| | | Start Conversation
Sitting on 38,000 square metres site along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront in Victoria Island, Lagos, is the Landmark Village which is set to emulate the trend for mixed-used developments and reminiscent of the Rockefeller Centre in New York, Canary Wharf in London, Rosebank in Johannesburg and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
Landmark Village is being developed and promoted by Landmark, an African-focused real estate and serviced office company, having over 500 companies as clients with offices in five continents. It is, unarguably, the fastest growing site and, according to authorities at Landmark, the Village is being developed into an ultra-modern business, leisure and lifestyle destination over the next 3 to 5 years.
“The first phase of the Landmark Village scheme is complete with the Landmark Events Centre (the largest purpose-built event centre in Lagos), Casper and Gambini catering, as well as the first and only Hard Rock Café and the Oriental themed Shiro Restaurants in West Africa”, said Paul Onwuanibe, MD/CEO, Landmark Group, in a statement obtained by BusinessDay in Lagos at the weekend.
“This activity has transformed the Landmark Village into a true destination location with almost 10,000 weekly visitors to the site looking to do business and have fun”, he enthused.
The Hard Rock Café opened in 2015. It is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll themed restaurant, offering entertainment at its best with live music, great drinks and delicious food.
Shiro Restaurant, a stunningly designed hospitality facility opened in 2016 and offers patrons an exceptional and authentic Japanese fine dining experience, with a beautiful beachfront bar.
Within the village also is the Landmark Centre, a 4,000-square metre events centre opened in 2014. It hosts a wide range of prestigious functions, high profile conferences, sporting events, and exhibitions.
The 3000-seater capacity Centre is always in very high demand, and a click on the ‘upcoming events’ button on the company’s website reveals an impressive list of upcoming events. These range from the annual Google, Facebook and Social Media week conferences to some of the largest exposition’s including the Nigeria Build EXPO, AGRA Innovate West Africa, Design EXPO, amongst many others.
“Recognising the need to address the requirements of the growing international clientele in Lagos, Landmark Africa built on the ‘Live. Work. Play’ concept”, Onwuanibe explained, noting that this concept provides for Grade A office, residential, retail and leisure facilities, all within one secure location.
The mission, he explained further, is to provide world-class business and leisure environments across Africa, to cater for multi-national and domestic clients seeking a one-stop shop setting.
With the Live .Work. Play concept, all within one secure location Victoria Island,Lagos Landmark Africa, the owners and developers of the Landmark Village are not done yet. The next phases of the project will see the construction of a Retail Boulevard with a 4-screen IMAX Cinema and a Family Entertainment Centre and several international retail outlets in 2018, followed by a Renaissance Lifestyle Hotel & Marriot Executive Suites by 2020.
The art of exceptional living at its finest
The Landmark Waterview Apartments is a 20,000-square metre, 25 storey luxury residential apartment building to be developed within the Landmark Village, and available for off-plan sales to discerning buyers and property investors in Lagos and in the Diaspora.
These stunning ocean view apartments will offer residents the luxury to enjoy lounging on the beach, water sports, or simply dining with friends and family in international restaurants. “With the Landmark Waterview Apartments, Onwuanibe assured, you have the unique opportunity to purchase your space as a ‘Grey Shell’, giving you the freedom to completely tailor-make your home, with the help of the experienced interior designers available during the sales process.
Expectation is that, once complete, the entire Landmark Village scheme will boast approximately 175,000 square metres of office, retail, hospitality and residential accommodation in Victoria Island.
The opportunity to live, work and play in the Landmark Village is easily the most intriguing real estate destination on the market. With the established track record of the developers and the beach-front location of the site itself, it is set to be the most successful as well.
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