Urban Regeneration: Colombage Mawatha

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An initiative of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka, this 11-storey housing complex situated on Colombage Mawatha, Narahenpita is part of the Government’s long-term Urban Regeneration Project. The Urban Regeneration Project focuses on enhancing the status and livelihoods of under-privileged communities in urban areas around Sri Lanka’s capital. As such, the project aims to construct 70,000 housing units for communities living in underserved settlements and slums without access to basic infrastructure facilities such as clean water, electricity and sanitation.

MAGA is engaged as a design and build contractor to complete construction of the housing complex funded by the Government of Sri Lanka and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Covering a total floor area of 394,062 sqft., the building will have 624 fully equipped housing units. Leveraging a wealth of experience in the residential sector, MAGA’s design has focused on livability and community aspects: large courtyards, space for shops, community halls, health centres, a maintenance office, nursery, children’s play area, day-care centre, police command centre, and large parking area.

Once complete in May 2023, the two-acre Colombage Mawatha housing complex will provide hundreds of families with access to formal land tenure, a decent home, and essential infrastructure and amenities such as safe public spaces, clean water, electricity, and sanitation.