Nakheel has awarded a contract worth over Dh146 million for the construction of 84 townhouses and a new retail centre at its high-end Jumeirah Islands community in Dubai.
The developer has appointed U.A.E.-based Metac General Contracting to build the new homes and eight retail blocks that will form part of a new, 608,000sqft waterfront park and recreational hub at Jumeirah Islands. Construction is expected to begin within two months and be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
Metac will construct the four bedroom townhouses in two packages of 53 and 31 homes respectively, Nakheel said. Set in a gated community among lush gardens with a large communal swimming pool, each townhouse covers 3,630sqft and comes with a double garage, maid's room, study and private garden.
The eight retail units to be constructed by Metac cover 37,500sqft and form the centrepiece of Nakheel's Jumeirah Islands Park, a new waterfront leisure, dining and shopping hub for residents of Jumeirah Islands and surrounding areas. The project comprises extensive communal parkland, a retail centre with a supermarket, cafes and restaurants, a fitness centre, sports courts, jogging track and ample parking. As with all Nakheel parks, the new facility will feature trees and plants indigenous to the U.A.E..
Nakheel has also appointed Metac General Contracting to build new retail and recreation centres at its Al Furjan and International City communities, with a combined contract value of over Dh80 million.
Nakheel is one of the world's leading developers and a key player in realising the vision of Dubai for the 21st century: creating a world-class destination for living, business and tourism. Nakheel has delivered an iconic portfolio of innovative landmark projects in Dubai across a range of sectors including residential, commercial and leisure.
Nakheel's current portfolio of developments in Dubai includes Palm Jumeirah, The World, Deira Islands, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Heights, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Warsan Village, International City and 1,000 Villas at Nad Al Sheba. Together, these span 14,000 hectares and provide homes for more than 200,000 people. Retail developments include Dragon Mart, Ibn Battuta Mall, Nakheel Mall and Hotel, The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah and a growing number of neighbourhood malls.
Nakheel is also developing hotels at Palm Jumeirah, Deira Islands, Ibn Battuta and Dragon Mart.
Source: Khaleej Times