A fully sustainable development in Zanzibar

Bosch Projects has played an important role in the master planning of all phases of Fumba Town – the fastest growing real estate development in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Fumba Town development – located in Unguja, just south of the International Airport of Zanzibar on the Fumba Peninsula – comprises a mix of residential and holiday homes, as well as commercial developments, set on 600,000 m² with a 1,5 km sea front.

“The Bosch Projects team worked closely with property developers, CPS Live, to create Zanzibar’s first fully sustainable urban development, that is accessible to all. Fumba Town is based on permaculture concepts, to establish an ecologically sound living space, from budget-friendly apartments to luxurious villas,” explains Peter Tooley, Development & Roads Divisional Manager, Bosch Projects. “This prestigious development – which will ultimately comprise approximately 5000 units – has been designed to support Zanzibar Town, catering for the high demand for homes, due to the strong population growth and a flourishing economy in Zanzibar.

“The objective was to provide contemporary infrastructure in a modern, secure and stylish environment, whilst integrating business, recreational, health and educational facilities, on a tropical island.

“In 2016, we completed the master planning for this project, which included bulk electricity, sewer and water treatment. In spite of challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, construction continued and just recently, the 1 000th living unit was sold.

“Apart from attracting international buyers, this development has created local job opportunities and is encouraging the boost of business and entrepreneurial triumph on the island.”

The Bosch Projects team was responsible for critical services and to date, construction of approximately 3.2 kms of internal roads, 5.9 km of water mains and 5.7 km of bulk sewer mains has been completed. There are more than 200 manholes and numerous stormwater rain gardens replace conventional stormwater inlets and piping.

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