Development of an Approach to Assess the Success and Failures Influence in Middle Income Housing Projects: Case Study of Jalthara, Bambalapitiya and Dehiwala


  • Sajini K. Rajapaksha Social and Urban Planning Research, Department of Town and Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Gayani P. Ranasinghe Social and Urban Planning Research, Department of Town and Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka



Condominiums, Middle Income, Satisfaction, Housing, Impact, Planning


Condominium is a complex of a building containing a number of individually owned apartments or houses. Condominiums can be identified as a western life style of living in urban areas. Based on high population density, lack of land availability, lack of serviced lands, easy service accessibility are the reasons for increasing condominium lives. Consequently, the satisfaction issues in Highrise buildings are considered to enhance the resident’s wellbeing among condominiums. All the housing projects are not becoming success. Successfully means that the scope, goals and objectives were met on time completed and the project came in at or under budget. The incomplete list of requirements, less involved stakeholders, lack usage of resources, high expectations, poor planning, influence for the failures. There are several factors that have identified performance after the implementation, Aesthetic appearance, Environmental impact, Client satisfaction, Project complexity for measure the project failures.  In Sri Lanka is also presently experiencing condominium concept predominantly in Colombo district. Since the middle-income condominium living is new to Sri Lanka, there is no such considerations or researches regarding project performances in condominiums. Subsequently, the aim of this study to assess the success and failures influence in middle income housing projects. The study focuses on three of middle-income condominiums in Colombo district. The methodology of this research is comprised of observations and questionnaire surveys. The date was analyzed by using Correlation analysis, Factor analysins and Full permutation Polygon Synthetic Indicator analysis. The findings reveal that success and failures of the housing projects through post performances. Accordingly, the results of this study serve as a basis for planners and developers to design and make polices for the future condominium housing projects.


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How to Cite

Rajapaksha, S. K., & Ranasinghe, G. P. (2021). Development of an Approach to Assess the Success and Failures Influence in Middle Income Housing Projects: Case Study of Jalthara, Bambalapitiya and Dehiwala. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 10(2), 1–10.