Dubai companies oversee project
Developer Nakheel has tasked six Dubaibased, Emirati-led companies with overseeing the design and construction of its Dhs7.5 billion Jebel Ali Gardens project.
The development features 42 towers, housing 40,000 people in nearly 10,000 apartments.
The firm said a construction tender will be released in Q1 2017, with completion expected in Q1 2020.
Nakheel said its six-way consultancy appointment reflects its policy of engaging local engineers and designers – for both inhouse and consultancy roles.
The appointed consultants are MEECON (Middle East Engineering Consultants), Golden Square Engineering, Eng Adnan Saffarini Office, Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects & Engineers, Design Center Architects & Engineers Consultants, B e l - Yoahah Architectural & Engineering Consultants.
Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Nakheel itself is a home-grown developer which has rapidly become one the world’s biggest names in real estate. As we embark on a new phase in our growth, we are proud to support Emirati companies to help us achieve our business goals.”
Jebel Ali Gardens is one of a number of developments in Nakheel’s residential leasing portfolio, which the firm says is a key focus of the company’s business strategy. It aims to double the number of existing units for lease to nearly 36,000.
Jebel Ali Gardens will be set on a 5.5 million sqft site – of which about 20 per cent will be communal green space – with a built-up area of 19 million sqft. The 10,000 apartments range from one to three bedrooms. Amenities will include a central park, swimming pools, jogging track, football fields and tennis and basketball courts.
The 42 buildings, ranging from 18 to 29 floors, will be grouped into 12 blocks, each featuring a gym. There will also be groundfloor retail space in each building.