$31mn Trans­guard staff ac­com­mo­da­tion takes shape in Dubai

The site able to ac­com­mo­date 2,700 staff mem­bers and is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in Q4 2019

Facilities Management Middle East - - CONTENTS - STAFF WEL­FARE

Trans­guard Group has an­nounced the con­struc­tion of new ac­com­mo­da­tion for 2,708 em­ploy­ees in Dubai South close to Jebel Ali port. Due to be com­pleted in Q4 2019. The $31mn (AED114mn) project will fea­ture a ded­i­cated med­i­cal clinic, bar­ber’s shop, fully equipped gym, laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties, and mul­ti­cui­sine din­ing area. The G+4 build­ing will also house a prayer hall, bike stor­age, re­cy­cling and ATM bank­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

This new fa­cil­ity is the sec­ond con­struc­tion project of its kind for Trans­guard; the com­pany broke ground on its first ded­i­cated ac­com­mo­da­tion in 2017 with a G+7 fa­cil­ity in Jebel Ali that, when com­plete, will house nearly 10,000 staff mem­bers and in­clude the same ameni­ties as the G+4 ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Greg Ward, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Trans­guard Group said: “Our em­ploy­ees have al­ways been our num­ber one as­set. This new de­vel­op­ment fur­ther un­der­scores our com­mit­ment to of­fer­ing the best liv­ing con­di­tions avail­able, which have been en­hanced by our in­vest­ment in recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties. This pro­vides our em­ploy­ees with an en­vi­ron­ment where they can rest, re­lax and feel at home, ul­ti­mately cre­at­ing a hap­pier and health­ier work­force,” said.

Both build­ings will be built in ac­cor­dance to UAE’s Green Build­ing com­pli­ance stan­dards with LED light­ing and so­lar panel wa­ter heat­ing, as well as grey wa­ter re­cy­cling at the fa­cil­ity.

Another cor­po­rate ini­tia­tive that Trans­guard is rolling out across its en­tire work­force is its wel­fare pro­vi­sion: The com­pany has al­ready in­vested more than five mil­lion dirhams in on­site health­care cen­tres cater­ing for 20,000 em­ploy­ees, of­fer­ing im­me­di­ate ac­cess to qual­ity med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties.

Trans­guard Group CEO Dr. Ab­dulla Al Hashimi and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Greg Ward (R to L) were re­cently joined by a se­lec­tion of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each of the com­pany’s busi­ness units to re­view the G+4 project in Jebel Ali.

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