ECC announces significant progress on Nshama projects in Town Square Dubai

Rawda residential project is currently 43% complete and 3.2% ahead of schedule

Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) has announced that significant progress has been achieved with the construction of Rawda and UNA, two residential communities launched by Nshama in Town Square Dubai.

Having commenced work in February 2018 on Rawda residences, the project is currently 43% complete, and is heading towards an early completion in 2020, with a built-up area of 150,000sqm. With a diverse portfolio and a track-record of delivering innovative projects, the contractor said that it has established a strong presence and reputation in the market.

ECC added that it will complete the Rawda project, which is currently 3.2% ahead of schedule, in a timely manner and within budget due to its successful adoption and implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. In a statement, the contractor said that BIM helped to plan, design, build, construct and manage building and infrastructure virtually.

Furthermore, the involvement of ECC Group’s associated companies – Abanos and PMI – helped enable greater collaboration throughout the project. The timely manner in finalising materials, coupled with excellent communication between the contractor, developer and consultant played an integral role in the early completion of the project, it added.

“Town Square Dubai is a unique development for the city as it creates a new trendy, integrated neighbourhood with extremely good access to many of Dubai’s important landmarks. I believe that our collaboration with Nshama will yield something special for the market,” said Kamal Farah, director of ECC Group.

“The Rawda and UNA projects are prime examples of this as we have managed to surpass our anticipated work schedule by 3.2%, reaching 43% completion in a duration of nine months, an achievement which shows the efficiency of both companies and the quality of process we are using to keep on track.”

“We have leveraged on our associated companies, Abanos and PMI, to implement streamlined processes such as BIM, throughout the construction process. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to continuing our relationship with Nshama for delivering dynamic solutions to our valued clients at all stages of construction,” he added.

Consisting of four residential apartment buildings in a prime park-side location, Rawda Apartments are the tallest buildings in Town Square Dubai. The projects offer direct access to Town Square Park, which spans an area of more than 50,000sqm and features several retail outlets and cafes.

UNA offers ‘destination urban living’, ECC Group said, pointing out that the project features a digitised all-purpose lobby lounge where residents can indulge in a wide range of creative, recreational and collaborative pursuits. The lobby lounge serves as a social hub featuring work stations, a music room, games corner, communal smart TV, reading space, workstations, and creative zones.

Rawda (construction cost of $128.7 million) and UNA block 1 (construction cost of $47.9 million), consist of five towers offering 1,193 residential units featuring an assortment of studio, one, two and three-bedroom units each equipped with contemporary amenities. Abanos and PMI’s scope of work included the complete joinery as well as the steel and aluminium manufacturing, supply and installation for the project.

“Town Square Dubai has evolved as an established residential community offering customers the opportunity to move to an owned-home lifestyle. Rawda and UNA are new residential launches in Town Square Dubai that have gained positive market response,” said Fred Durie, CEO of Nshama.

“We are committed to delivering these residences as per schedule and work with leading contracting companies to achieve our goal. ECC has a strong track-record in project delivery and on-schedule construction to the highest quality standards,” he concluded.


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