Approval of concept plans will allow for construction to begin on $1bn project
Construction of the $1 billion Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi is set to commence this year following the announcement that the Urban Planning Council (UPC) has granted approval for the concept plans.
The Concept Planning Report (CPR) approval will allow for the Enabling Works Permit, which is also issued by UPC, to be granted, thus allowing for construction to begin on the 185,806sqm project.
“The UPC approval represents a major milestone in the development of Reem Mall, allowing the project to move closer to the construction phase. Subject to all required permits, we look forward to breaking ground on site this year,” said Shane Eldstrom, vice president for development, at the National Real Estate Company (NREC), the developer of the mall.
NREC is building Reem Mall in partnership with United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC). The retail, entertainment and dining destination will deliver 450 stores, including 85 food and beverage outlets.
The news comes just weeks after the UPC gave the go-ahead for the Reem Island Integrated Concept Masterplan. The mall forms a significant element of the overall vision for Al Reem Island, which will eventually become home to more than 200,000 residents.