Scottish architects help bring assisted living to Kenya

Fadhili Care
One of the Fadhili Care properties at Greenpark Estate.

The delivery of Kenya’s first assisted-living complex has been overseen by Paisley-based independent architecture practice Framed Estate.

Local property company Superior Homes Kenya have developed the Fadhili Care at Greenpark Estate on the outskirts of Nairobi to help older Kenyans live in more comfortable conditions and closer to their families.

The 41 homes on what is thought to be Kenya’s first assisted-living estate have been designed to ensure the security, safety, and wellbeing of its residents with 24-hour emergency call and nurse services for its residents.

Fadhili Care at Greenpark Estate
Fadhili Care at Greenpark Estate.

Discussing the project, Framed Esates Architect Sheenagh Gray 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.”

This is the latest in a series of projects between Framed Estates and Superior Homes Kenya with the companies already having worked together on a range of mixed-use developments.

Framed Estates
The Framed Estates team.

According to Ms Gray, there are further plans in the pipeline in difference 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,” she explained.

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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