Abu Dhabi’s JIIC awards design contract for Town Centre

Town Centre is a mixed-use community within JIIC’s $1.36 billion flagship development, Jubail Island

Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has announced that it has awarded a major master planning and architectural services contract for its mixed-use community, Town Centre to DLR Group. Town Centre is part of JIIC’s $1.36 billion flagship Jubail Island development.

According to the developer, Town Centre, estimated at $204 million is a corner stone in creating a balanced community addressing the needs of residents and nearby communities. The built-up area for the Town Centre is 92903 sqm.

The statement added that the Town Centre will include facilities such as a community centre, F&B and retail outlets, a family entertainment centre, a worship centre, a clinic, a supermarket, a business centre, and nurseries. It will also have enough parking to accommodate increased vehicle turnout expected during various functions that will be planned throughout the year.

Additionally, the Town Centre will be connected by a short walk through a landscaped pedestrian spine to a beach club surrounded by upscale kiosks.
Mounir Haidar, MD at JIIC, said that they are proud to team up with architectural firm, DLR Group to provide residents and visitors a one-of-a-kind community hub.

“Nestled between stunning mangrove habitats and offering panoramic coastal views, Jubail Island is well ahead of schedule at this stage in delivering quality homes, serviced plots, and best-in-class amenities to include a marina complex, sports centre, beach club, and all necessary amenities to a community that loves living in harmony with nature while also enjoying the luxurious offerings this development provides,” he stated.

“Housing the development’s commercial and community-focused offerings, the Town Centre will bring people together with its diverse network of open spaces to live, work and play,” he added.

According to the statement, scope of the work includes the design for the Town Centre area that includes a range of apartments of varying sizes, retail establishments, office park with separate office buildings sized between 700 and 1,000 sqm, and the support facilities needed to sustain a dynamic community.

On winning the contract, Jamal Salem, director at DLR Group (ME), said: “By blending built architecture with the natural landscape, the project creates a unique experience and an oasis for visitors, bringing together both the community and commercial enterprises from family entertainment, shopping and hospitality, to religious facilities, recreation and multi-family living, all with a nature-focused lifestyle intended to elevate the human experience.”

Taking shape as a 4,000,000 sqm. development in a natural environment, Jubail Island will offer all of the services and amenities expected in a modern upscale community, the statement added.


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