Cosgrove takes stock at 3, delivers first set of smart homes in Abuja

Uba Group

FRANCIS KADIRI, ABUJA

AS Cosgrove marks its Third Year Anniversary, the company says it is proud to have handed over the first set of Smart Homes to homeowners in Abuja.

The Chairman, Cosgrove Investment Limited, Umar Abdullahi, said owners of Cosgrove Homes whilst having basic package automation in their homes were also able to upgrade the smart features of their technology-driven homes.

He further reiterated that the homes developed by Cosgrove were not only compliant with latest technology-in-use at the time of developing the homes, but were also designed to accommodate upgrades to new technologies that would emerge long after the houses were built.

Abdullahi, who gave the assurance when the organisation delivered the first set of Smart Homes to clients in Abuja, said Cosgrove would remain committed to the corporate values of integrity and technological innovation while leveraging on the strength of youth and team work to ensure that set goals were achieved.

Recalling the humble beginning of Cosgrove, the Chairman said, “We thank God for being on our side from the beginning till date,” adding that Cosgrove started operations in November 2017, as a team of youthful entrepreneurs with a dream and a strong value proposition for the industry.

“At the time, the team agreed on a unique plan of action but we had little or no capital, but our strength was in the experience and integrity of the team and of the people who made up the team,” he said, adding that they included experienced and committed professionals who continued to distinguish themselves in their respective careers in related fields.

“I would say that delivering the first set of homes in three years is remarkable, however, in a bid to comply with COVID-19 protocols, we shall postpone our celebrations for a later date,” he said, while thanking clients for giving Cosgrove the opportunity to build for them.

The Chairman who disclosed that Cosgrove was simultaneously developing four Smart Estates in premium locations of the FCT said the organisation aimed to deliver no less than 1,000 homes to subscribers in the next few years, adding that the construction was at various stages of progress across the estates.

“Wuye Smart Estate is fully completed and delivered. Our Katampe and Mabushi estates are also in progress; The Chateaux is the latest of the projects and work is in good progress,” he noted.

“Cosgrove is three now (November, 2020), and I have the honour to inform you that we would not have come so far, so beautiful, without the confidence reposed in us by the global public,” the Chairman added.

Discussing another star feature of Cosgrove homes, he explained that the company deployed the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process in all its estates, adding that irrespective of the demands of software licensing, the organisation was abreast of latest developments in BIM process and other innovations in construction.

“Through Research and Development, Cosgrove Builders and Engineers are abreast of innovations in the industry and we are very update with software licensing,” he noted.

Discussing how BIM process is impacting the value of the Cosgrove brand, the CEO said, “Globally speaking, the future of construction industry will be based on Building Information Modeling process, and Cosgrove embraced the innovation from the moment the organisation was founded because we knew that it was one of the things we must do to build houses that are safe and secure by deploying innovative techniques.

“In reality, BIM has to do with digital representation of the project before it is executed. This means that the project can be executed virtually first, such that all clashes and design errors will be discovered and resolved at the planning stage, before commencement of construction.”