Dubai com­pa­nies over­see project

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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.

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