Alaro City, the inclusive, mixed-use city-scale development in the Lekki Free Zone, in Lagos has adopted innovative infrastructure building systems that serves as a benchmark for new cities in Nigeria.
Alaro City is currently building its first 3.5km four-lane road, asphalt thoroughfare with a four-metre median that has adopted modern best practices and delivered an efficient drainage system.
Speaking to journalists during a recent tour of the city, Alaro City’s Construction Manager, Bailey Ligtas, said that the road, designed by leading engineering firm Arup, is the first of four major access points from the Lekki-Epe Expressway,
Launched in January 2019, Alaro City is planned as a 2,000-hectare new city located in the North West Quadrant of the Lekki Free Zone. The city will include industrial and logistics locations, complemented by offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, parks and open spaces. The project is a joint venture between the Lagos State Government and Rendeavour, the largest new city builder in Africa.
Odunayo Ojo, CEO of Alaro City, said the city has already sold out phase one of its residential “buy-and-build” plots, with phase two well underway, adding that several Nigerian, regional and multinational companies are building commercial and industrial facilities in the city.
“Alaro City lies in the growth path of Lagos and aims to serve as a model for what a modern mixed-use city looks like,” he said. “We have partnered with renowned experts in various fields to ensure that our culture of high standard is sustained.”