Eko Atlantic is an entire new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity. It is a focal point for investors capitalising on rich development growth based on massive demand – and a gateway to emerging markets of the continent.
Eko Atlantic is a marvel of modern engineering and technology, and a testament to the rise of Nigeria on the world stage.
This new city has evolved rapidly from a visionary design concept into a technological reality. Infrastructural road works and underground surface drainage pipes are already laid along major routes across the new city. Piling works are complete for the many bridges. And The Great Wall of Lagos sea revetment, which is being built more than two kilometres offshore at eight-and-a-half metres above sea level, has surpassed 5 kilometres in length and is now protecting over 5 million square metres of Eko Atlantic and Victoria Island.
Across Eko Atlantic, independent reliable electricity, advanced fibre optic telecoms, and clean water utility services are already installed below street level. With the foundations in place, this magnificent engineering and technological city is now rising.
What began as an endeavour to protect the coastline of Victoria Island from sea erosion became a land reclamation project on a colossal scale, surrounded by a sea wall built to last 1,000 years. On top of this rises a solution to the chronic shortage of prime real estate in Lagos, and the need for a new financial headquarters for Nigeria – the largest economy in Africa.
Eko Atlantic is not only providing vital space for people to live and work off Victoria Island, it is a symbol of Nigeria’s pride and pivotal in realising the nation’s pledge to become a top 20 economic power; a beacon for international business and tourism.