Illela, Sokoto

TYPOLOGY : Truck Park
CLIENT : PPP Advisories Ltd.
SIZE : 475,520sqm
LOCATION :  Sokoto, Nigeria
STATUS : Design Proposal 

The urgent need for modern and functional Truck Transit Parks (TTPs) across Nigeria cannot be overemphasized, which is why Illela TTP has been designed to serve as an “oasis” for truck drivers and other users of the park at Illela, Sokoto State where the climatic condition is desert-like.

The site is broadly zoned into three areas of:

1.Admin/Commercial Centre

2.Truck Parking Area

3.Support Services Area

The scheme features truck parking, a control tower, shops and restaurants, motels and hotels, drivers relaxation area, lettable offices, regulators offices, police station, bank, inspection yard, fuel station, mechanic workshop, truck and car wash, worship centres, clinic and the fire station, warehouses and weigh stations.

Sustainability informs a big part of our approach for this scheme with provision for rainwater harvesting, water recycling, alternative power sources, natural ventilation and day lighting. The construction materials too will be locally sourced and with abundance of earth available at the site, the walls will be built using rammed earth construction technique.