With more than 50 years of experience, creating masterplans for more than 90 cities in 30 countries around the world, Surbana International Consultants are globally recognised as experts in sustainable urban planning. The company is also credited with completing one million homes for more than 80% of Singapore's population.
Worldwide, the company's projects have enhanced the value of land amounting to more than 40 times the area of Singapore, and improved the lives of more than 100 million people.
Given the growth of Africa's urban space, Surbana International Consultants is being called on to plan and design urban built environments across Africa.
Projects have included the Royal Bafokeng Nation in North West Province, South Africa, primarily to implement land utilisation strategies for housing and its related public facilities for employment, business and recreational uses. This covered an area of 1200km2.
In Nigeria, Surbana also took on the challenge to conceive a community-centric masterplan for a new township on Lekki Peninsula, 35km east of Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 1,560ha township masterplan design focused on building residential neighbourhoods to accommodate a population that would service the demands of Lagos's expansion programme.
In East Africa, Surbana had completed in Rwanda, the detailed master planning of the City of Kigali. Surbana's engagement with the City of Kigali started in 2008, when the City asked Surbana to plan for its new CBD and the entire Nyarugenge District, one of the three Districts in Kigali, where the CBD is located.
In 2012, the City of Kigali commissioned detailed plans for Gasabo and Kicukiro districts to complete the Kigali City Master Plan. This also facilitates the review of the planning direction and strategies for the entire city and helps in developing a comprehensive city wide zoning plan which integrates all previous plans and policies.
In June 2014, UNDP and the Burundi government, impressed with the Kigali Master Plan, awarded Surbana the contract to develop the master plan for Greater Bujumbura 2045 covering 850km2 through the Singapore government.
In Dec 2014, once again through the Singapore Government under another Government to Government collaboration programme, it secured from the Tanzanian government the planning of Arusha City (700km2) and Mwanza City (550km2).
Then in another major coup, on 15th May, Surbana (in collaboration with Greater Kingdom Beijing) achieved a major...