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Tasmim awards Unique Contracting Habitat construction contract

Project is said to be located 20 minutes away from Muscat International Airport

Real estate developer Tasmim has appointed Unique Contracting as the main contractor for the mixed-use Habitat project.

Construction works are said to have already commenced on the site, with the project slated for completion by December 2021.

The Habitat is billed as a commercial vantage point and premium destination to live, work and shop. It is being developed under a joint-venture between the Shanfari Group of Companies and European architecture firm Mandressi GmbH.

“The appointment of the contractor and soon to commence substructure works, means that we are several key steps closer to creating great moments for everyone, every day, in the Al Khuwair community. Nothing at Tasmim is ordinary and we are hence constantly pushing for what can be achieved for Habitat, and the magnificent community that resides in the vicinity. Our teams have embraced the challenge and our integrated model, involving our design and engineering business, make us the ideal developer for the scale and complexity of this massive project with a demanding design,” said Alessandro Daverio, CEO of Tasmim.

According to a statement from Tasmim, most of the Habitat’s one-to-four-bedroom apartments will overlook the mountains or the sea. The units will feature spacious rooms with state-of-the-art fittings, amenities and materials the developer said.

“We have been serving the Sultanate as a trusted construction partner for decades. It is an honor to be appointed main contractor for Tasmim’s Habitat project. We believe that our business must touch the lives of people meaningfully and by being associated with Tasmim’s Habitat, we are confident that we will deliver on our promise,” said Manilal H Limbani, MD of Unique Contracting.

Once complete the project will include 44 residential units, 44 retail units, one roof top restaurant and 118 office units. It will also feature over 19,100sqm of retail space spread over three floors.

Jan-Willem Krijgsman, project development manager at Tasmim commented, “Habitat is situated amidst a panoramic view, and will offer a mix of residential, commercial, shopping, and entertainment venues on an impressive scale. While exclusive design and luxurious finishing are the highlights of our project, it is a non-free hold property, thus having special appeal for Omanis and GCC nationals. Offering a range of new concepts in Oman, Habitat will define the way forward for mixed-use communities in Oman. As an ideal space for start-up business centres, it will be a bustling hub where small, medium, and large enterprises come together to create a different vibe.”

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