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Vipingo Development: How Centum Re Is Opening Up The Kenyan Coast

Vipingo Development, situated along the Kenya Coast, represents a contemporary mixed-use project backed by Centum Investment PLC.

Positioned to serve as a blueprint for emerging East African urban centers, the development encompasses 10,254 acres within the Vipingo City Master plan.

This plan is bolstered by cutting-edge urban design, superior infrastructure, and premier amenities. Vipingo falls within Zone 2 of the Kilifi Strategic Development plan, an integrated expansion area prioritizing tourism, light industry, and commerce-driven progress.

Photo of  Centum real estate's Vipingo development limited
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Vipingo City has been conceived as a comprehensive urban setting that seamlessly combines residential, professional, and recreational elements, devoid of the infrastructural shortcomings observed in nearby city centers.

Through the initiation of pivotal anchor projects, Vipingo City is currently inviting further domestic and international investments, reshaping Kenya’s urban landscape with meticulously planned advancements, economic prospects, and the generation of employment opportunities.

Their vision is to develop the lowest cost and most competitive location from which to do business in the region.

Why Vipingo Development Makes Sense

Investing in Vipingo Development is a strategic choice considering the array of amenities it offers.

This real estate opportunity stands out as a readily accessible option for various types of investments.

Key factors contributing to its appeal include:

  1. Convenient Road Access: Situated a mere 600 meters from the Mombasa-Malindi highway, Vipingo Development is easily reachable by road.
  2. Proximity to Vipingo Airstrip: Located just 1 kilometer away from the Vipingo airstrip, which operates twice-daily flights from Nairobi, making it a highly accessible location.
  3. Top-notch Security Features: The development boasts state-of-the-art security installations, reinforced by a 24-hour police patrol from the nearby Kijipwa police station.
  4. Water Sustainability: With a 3 million-litre desalination plant and fully equipped boreholes, Vipingo Development ensures a reliable and sustainable supply of fresh water.
  5. Close Proximity to Key Amenities: Being less than a 3.5-minute drive away from essential amenities such as golf facilities, beachfront, shopping mall, school, and hospital, Vipingo Development offers unparalleled convenience.
  6. Nearby Natural Wonders: Just minutes away from the Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy and Vipingo Beach, residents and investors can enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

In summary, Vipingo Development stands out as an attractive investment option due to its strategic location, accessibility, security measures, water sustainability, proximity to key amenities, and the allure of nearby natural attractions.

Vipingo Development Limited Scholarship Fund

Centum real estate through its subsidiary, Vipingo Development has spent Sh100 million in its scholarship programme over the last eight years to educate the less privileged in the coast region.

The initiative is presently educating 400 students, with an annual investment exceeding Sh15 million.

the impact of this scholarship has seen a an improvement in KCPE performance from Vipingo area primary schools.

Vipingo Development scholarship programme forms part of Vipingo Development’s broader CSR initiative in the region that has seen the building of classrooms and libraries at four primary schools including Makonde, Timboni, Mkwajuni and Kadzinuni Primary School.

Photo of students being awarded scholarships

Vipingo Development also runs a fully sponsored vocational technical training programme aimed at equipping youth from the neighboring community with technical skills.

To date over 150 youth have received training and graduated and some of whom have since found employment within the development.

Vipingo Development’s Water Desalination Plant

Vipingo Development commenced a water production from its 3 million litres per day desalination plant.

The plant has a capacity to supply over 3,000 households with clean water in the Vipingo development as well as surrounding areas.

Through desalination, the Shs400 million processing plant will purify water from the Indian Ocean and make sure it is safe for drinking and other uses.

The coastal region has an acute water shortage with a demand of 186,000 cubic meters per day against a supply of 42,000m3/day.

Institutions like schools, hospitals, and industries can rely on a stable water supply, a crucial value proposition poised to stimulate additional investments in Vipingo.

To address the persistent water shortage challenge and act as a development catalyst, we strategically constructed a desalination plant.

This plant provides a sustainable water supply to meet the growing water demand accompanying the organic expansion of the entire coastal region’s development.

Photo of Water desalination plant at Vipingo development limited

Vipingo has additionally installed 4 million litres of water storage capacity and constructed 12.4 kilometers water pipeline to supply water to various projects within the 10,254-acre mixed development.

“The commencement of water production is a testament of what Vipingo Development can do in the spirit of delivering to promise, as demonstrated by how closely we worked with our contractors and installation team from Metito to deliver a successful project.”

The desalination plant will provide a recurring income stream to Vipingo Development, enhancing its ability to create long-term value to our stakeholders.

Other Benefits

The development is meticulously zoned with the residential zone playing host to 3 residential projects namely Awali Estate, 1255-Pam Ridge and KingsWood Park.

Awali Estate is an exclusive gated community comprising of 152 bungalows and maisonettes.

Amenities include children play areas and playgrounds, a swimming pool, a jogging track and expansive green parks.

An affordable housing project namely 1255-Palm Ridge comprises 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.

A gated community hosts the apartments, featuring children’s play areas and playgrounds, expansive green parks, and a swimming pool.

For investors looking to build their dream homes, look no further.  KingsWood Park offers serviced plots from 1/8th acre with four unique typologies that landowners can build from. 

This mega project will truly transform the Kilifi County and the Kenyan Coast at large.