Oysterbay Beach Development Project, Dar es salaam. 2006

This proposal for the development of Oysterbay beach was a competition entry for Kinondoni Council for a BOT (Build, Operate & Transfer) project.

The total site area was 233,343 m2; the proposed built up area was 10,230 m2. Proposals were submitted with a developer together with a business plan.

The competition area was divided into zones, with open recreational areas for a park, water sports, beach games (eg volleyball). These areas were maximized in keeping with the existing use of the beach.

Other elements of the building programme were offices, market, retail centre, restaurants and an open air amphitheatre. The master plan left most of the beach area open for recreation, building under cliff tops or on the coral outcrop. The built area thus proposed was sufficient for the developer to maximise their financial returns.

The competition was suspended but re-advertised in 2011 using our proposals as the brief.

Estimated contract cost in 2006: USD 13,300,000.