Parsons and Atkins Global among companies awarded work, primarily for residential area next to Expo 2020 site
Contracts worth AED 1 billion ($272m) have been awarded for projects at Dubai South, the 145 sq. km. city under development around the emirate’s new airport, according to a press announcement.
The deals relate to a number of project developments, notably around the city’s planned Residential District, adjoining the Expo 2020 Dubai site.
Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, Studio International Architects, Al Nasr, Tristar Engineering & Construction and the US-based RNL Design are among those to have won infrastructure and design contracts, it was announced.
“We, at Dubai South, are excited to be working with the leading companies in the construction industry to help create a solid foundation for the future homes of Dubai South residents. Our investments will take us closer to realizing Dubai’s vision of becoming a city of happy, creative, and empowered people,” said Ahmed Al Ansari, acting Chief Executive Officer, Dubai South.
Dubai South’s Residential District includes schools, nurseries, hospitals, retail outlets, a swimming academy and sports centre. It will have around 10,000 residential units between villas, townhouses and apartments by 2020, housing an estimated 35,000 residents. Property sales are expected to begin in October.
Infrastructure development will be completed in phases, with work already underway by contractor Al Nasr on the first section, which is set to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016.
“Tristar Engineering & Construction has been awarded the infrastructure construction for the remaining areas of phase one, with this phase scheduled to be completed by Q4, 2017. This will pave the way for over 40 developers to expedite their developments in Dubai South’s Residential District,” according to a statement.
“Atkins Global, Studio International Architects and RNL Design are contracted to oversee the masterplan and product design for the mixed-use development within the Residential District,” the statement added.
“In addition to awarding contracts for The Residential District, Dubai South further awarded Al Nasr with the constructing of infrastructure in Dubai South’s Logistics District… Further contracts were awarded to Parsons and Kele Constructions for building the first phase of Sakany Staff Village, accommodating 20,000 residents by 2020. UAE-based City Diamond Contracting was also awarded a contract to build a multipurpose aerospace supply chain facility in Dubai South’s Aviation District.”