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With the increasing disposable income among Ghanaians coupled with the growing economy, Accra’s landscape has seen a major overhaul over the past years. Real estate has become an ever-important investment tool. It is no wonder that an organization such as the Social Security and National Investment Trust (SSNIT) has shifted the majority of its investment into real estate. Such investment has led to the magnificent edifices dotting Accra’s skyline. meQasa Ghana walks you through Accra’s top ten magnificent buildings.
One of the most outstanding real estate investments made in Ghana’s history, this imposing structure has the needed features to attract tourists from all over.
More impressively though is its eco-friendly feature that has gained it notable praise from all quarters. The building features a green roofing, incorporation of local materials, energy-saving construction, rain harvesting technology and the provision for natural lighting.
This edifice is indeed a trendsetter to building standards in Ghana and a catalyst for more eco-friendly and sustainable real estate.
Villagio’s trio of residential apartments, with a minimum of
22 floors, make them the tallest buildings in Ghana. The luxurious apartments overlook the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange and can be seen from as far as Dzorwulu Junction on the N1 Highway. Vista, Aqua and Alto, as the apartments are known, sport convenience shops, restaurants and amazing rooftops with swimming pools to entertain guests. It will mostly take a sizeable investment to outstrip Villaggio as the King of the Ghanaian skyline.
Stanbic Ghana clearly has noticed the prospect of real estate in Ghana and invested in its very own property, Stanbic Heights. The building, adjudged as Ghana’s first A-grade property, features energy-efficient construction materials and space-saving technique achieved through the efficient construction of the edifice. This building also houses other offices, convenience stores and restaurants. With a total of 17,000 m2 of space, Stanbic Heights is not only an amazing edifice but a property strategically aligned to serve the business community.
Ghana’s premier five-star hotel, Moevenpick was constructed in 2011 to replace the defunct Ambassador Hotel established during Ghana’s independence era. Set in the heart of the nation’s capital, Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel is another imposing structure that does not skip the eyes of passersby. With a glorious past and a vibrant future, Moevenpick embodies Ghana’s rich heritage and promise in the real estate sector.
A huge property located within Airport City, the SSNIT Emporium is one of many investments embarked on by the nation’s custodian of social security. With an office space of 15,000 square meters and a beautiful construction design, SSNIT Emporium is set to be one of the nation’s leaders in commercial real estate.
Definitely deserving to be on this list, West Hills Mall is West Africa’s biggest mall. With a total floor area of 27,000m2, West Africa’s biggest mall is well-placed to remain at least Ghana’s largest retail outlet for years to come.
The first of such property without any close associations with the business community, the Netherlands Embassy makes this list due to the fine architecture as well as the emphasis on green building. The embassy has eco-friendly features and is one of those properties that is pleasing to the eye.
Ghana’s seat of government, which was commissioned in 2007 to replace the Osu Castle, is one of the most imposing buildings in the capital. With a rich history, being the seat of government during the 1st Republic, the Flagstaff House has become the embodiment of the nation, inspiring hope in the younger generation.
Unlike others on this list, Le Must is a rather small property in comparison. However, its thatched roof and cottage look endear it to many diners in Accra and thus qualifies it to be one of the top ten magnificent buildings in Accra.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Some may have mistaken this property as belonging to a real estate developer but it actually is that of the government of Ghana. The imposing structure, which houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is one of the most magnificent state-owned buildings in the country. Ghana’s real estate industry indeed is in the right direction with these kinds of investments made by the state.