Infrastructure works in phase one of Sharjah’s solar-powered city completed

Shurooq and Dubai’s Diamond Developers aim to complete the project by 2023

Sharjah Sustainable City has announced that its completed the first phase of the infrastructure works of the project, which is expected to be delivered in 2021. Phase one includes 280 villas and 100 apartments with a special rental system.

Sharjah Sustainable City is the outcome of a strategic partnership between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, a sustainable communities developer in the UAE.

The Sharjah Sustainable City will have s a centre that provides a variety of social activities, multi-use facilities for shopping and entertainment, health clubs, swimming pools for men and women, bike paths, jogging tracks, restaurants, nurseries, medical clinics and a mosque. Additionally, the villas are environment-friendly with the highest efficiency standards including eco-friendly electrical appliances.

Yousif Ahmed Al Mutawa, CEO of Sharjah Sustainable City said: “Sharjah Sustainably City is a four phase project with a total housing area of 306580 sqm, whereas each phase is about 76645 sqm. By May 2020, the first mock-up of the actual villa will be open to public and by 2023; the whole project will be completed.”

He added that the project, with $540 million investments, includes 1120 multi-space villas, and is located in Sharjah near Al Rahmaniya area. This will ensure the ease and speed of new owners moving to their homes upon completion of phase one construction.

The project includes a sustainable school, which will promote the concepts of sustainability through school curricula. It will also feature a ‘Sustainability Experience Centre’ – a platform to host meetings and fora by government and academic entities, NGOs, as well as school and university students, centred around promoting awareness about environmental issues and sustainable living. It also includes a community mall and green houses with vertical farms.

“The smart designs of sustainable villas provide great saving opportunities for the residents specially in service bills which may be up to 100% in electricity and 50% in water bills. The entire city’s energy will be provided by solar panels, and smart systems will be used to save water consumption,” Al Mutawa concluded.

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