Tasks six Emirati firms with overseeing design and construction supervision
Dubai master developer Nakheel is drawing on the talent and expertise of home-grown engineering and architectural consultants to help deliver its new Dh7.5 billion Jebel Ali Gardens community.

Nakheel has tasked six Dubai-based, Emirati-led companies with overseeing the design and construction supervision of the sprawling development, where 42 towers will house 40,000 people in nearly 10,000 apartments.

A construction tender will be released in Q1 2017, with anticipated completion in Q1 2020.

Nakheel stated the six-way consultancy appointment reflects the company’s policy of engaging local engineers and designers – for both in-house and consultancy roles – to deliver its vast range of new projects.

The appointed consultants include MEECON (Middle East Engineering Consultants), Golden Square Engineering, Eng. Adnan Saffarini Office, Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects & Engineers, Design Center Architects & Engineers Consultants and Bel-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 and reinforce our positon as a global leader in creative, innovative engineering.

“We are delighted to name these six firms as the consultants who will work with our in-house design, engineering and construction teams to deliver what is set to become one of Dubai’s largest, most desirable residential communities.”

Jebel Ali Gardens is one of a growing number of developments in Nakheel’s residential leasing portfolio – a key focus of the company’s new business strategy – which aims to double the number of existing units for lease to nearly 36,000.

Jebel Ali Gardens is set on a 5.5 million sq ft site – of which around 20 per cent will be communal green space – with a built-up area of 19 million sq ft.

The 10,000 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms, will be set in over a million sq ft of lush, landscaped gardens featuring a central park, swimming pools, jogging track, football fields and tennis and basketball courts. There will also be three mosques accommodating up to 3,000 people between them.

The 42 buildings, ranging from 18 to 29 floors, will be grouped into 12 blocks, each featuring a gym with panoramic views over the landscaped grounds.

There will also be ground-floor retail space in each building.

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