A large Dome for sport and entertainment activities with an overall area of 15,500
square meters which will provide seating capacity for more than 10,000 persons.
As for example a Heavy Weight Championship from which the Akwa Ibom State Government
will be paid royalties to the tune of 20 Million Dollars from every event for beaming
the fight worldwide. Likewise the dome is made to draw international and local celebrities,
exhibitions, etc. It could also be rented for political conventions and the like.
The Dome will amortize its construction cost in less than 5 years.
250 Rooms 5-Star Hotel
The Hotel has 15 floors including its ground floor, with a 24 hours Cafe/ Lounge-Bar,
and Continental Restaurant at ground floor, the Banquet Hall is located at the Ground
Floor in a separate structure connected to the hotel via a internal covered walkway.
The Hotel will be provided with a Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Gymnasium Center,
etc the hotel is designed to International Standards in order for its facilities
to be certified by Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Holliday-In, and Intercontinental
Hotels; one of which will eventually manage the hotel.
The built-up area of the hotel
will be 3,500 square meters.
Mall and Cineplex
The Mall and a Cineplex which will contain; several types of retail Shops, Eateries,
Coffee Shops, Five Cinemas as well as Atriums. The Mall will include a kindergarten
facility to assist parents in their daily activities as well as staff working in
the mall etc. The retail facilities will be selected to reduce competition. It is
expected to attract world class retailers
such as Marks & Spencers, Maey's and
additionally Home Appliances Supennarket will be provided and an office Depot store,
and office and residential furniture show rooms.
The Mall and Cineplex will cover an area of 22,000 square meters.
External Works / Site Works
The main external works (i.e.: site works) consist of "see through fence" to encourage
visitors to access the site gates, and a network of roads which has been designed
with proper drainage facilities to maintain the ecosystem as much as possible
The site landscaping plan befits the needs of the various structures in the complex
and attempts to maintain the ecosystem as much as possible
The utilities building will house the Generators, the Automatic/Manual Change Over Switch, High voltage Switch Gear, the Low Voltage Gear, The Control Room. The Transformers,
the Diesel Tanks, the Site Management Offices and the Technicians rest rooms.
The project will eventually have a multi¬storey car park located near the mall.
This structure will provide spaces for 520 car parks, and another 800 surface car
parks will be provided around the site.
A car park is planned across the main road and accessed via a pedestrian overhead
bridge. Additionally a "Park and Ride" facility will be provided by medium buses
shuttling between the adjacent parking space across the road and the Dome during
Eventually Akwa lbom will become a State of Destination and not of passage through
because the Tropicana International Complex which will be used by local visitors
and tourists will be completed by the time the international airport will be operational
and which by the time other accommodation facilities in Uyo.
Needless to state a lot of people visit Paris with their children to pass some time
in EURO Disney. This Tropicana park will therefore allow families and groups to
remain inside the complex and or have fun.
AIM Consultants Ltd the Architects and Engineers on the project alongside Cost Unk
Associates Quantity Surveyors as well as GreyHawk have began their services, prepared
documents and are now supervising the works.