School can accommodate 1,800 students
Aldar Properties has handed over the Repton School to academic operator EKI, as per a note from the Abu Dhabi property developer. Construction on the project began in May 2016 and was completed in August 2017, ahead of the start of the 2017/2018 academic year.
The project occupies a 2.5 hectare plot on Reem Island and features two main buildings – one for teaching and one for sport. Aldar says the project was fast tracked and took just 15 months to develop, and notes that the educational building features a basement, ground and three additional floors.
The sport building includes tennis courts, a 25m Olympic swimming pool and two gyms. The school also boasts a dance theatre.
Commenting on the handover, Talal Al Dhiyebi, chief development officer, Aldar Properties, said: “I am pleased to be able to hand over Repton School, after what has been a high tempo construction schedule, in time for the new academic year. We have a track record in delivering schools that will meet the needs of future generations, and I am sure that Repton students will benefit greatly from the facilities on offer. I am also pleased that it is located in a catchment area that will benefit a great number of people living in Aldar homes on Reem Island.”
The new school forms part of Aldar’s master planned community on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island. The new educational institute is close to Aldar’s other projects including the Sun & Sky Towers, The Gate & Arc Towers, Meera, and The Bridges.