Hill International appointed to provide PMC services for Aldar Properties’ projects

Consultancy will support Phase One of The Grove Project and Phase Two of Al Reeman Residences and Reeman Living

Hill International has been selected by Aldar Properties to provide project management support for two projects in Abu Dhabi – Phase One of The Grove Project and Phase Two of Al-Reeman Residences and Reeman Living.

“Saadiyat Grove and Al-Reeman will transform the way UAE residents and visitors live, stay, shop, and play. Hill specialises in managing these complex, ambitious, mixed-use developments for our clients throughout the Middle East, and we will bring our expertise and experience to help ensure Aldar’s vision is realized for this first phase of the Grove and the critical second phase of Al-Reeman,” said Hill Senior Vice President Samer Tamimi.

The Grove Project includes the Grove Heart, Louvre Apartments, and the Dunes Villas. Located in Abu Dhabi City, in the Saadiyat Cultural District, the project is said to be within range of several notable attractions, including the Abu Dhabi Louvre, Guggenheim, and Sheikh Zayed National Museum.

Hill was shortlisted in the ‘Project of the Year: Retail & Public Facilities’ categories at the 2021 Middle East Consultant Awards.

Once complete, the project will be linked through its surrounding plazas to these museums and will also offer access to a variety of retail, resort, and other cultural destinations. This includes branded residential buildings, a shopping mall, a leisure area, a town square and a cinema complex, the statement explained.

Ultimately, Phase One of the Grove Project will encompass more than 440,000sqm of built-up area, forming the Grove Heart and Louvre Apartments. It has an expected completion date of December 2024, and over 45,000sqm built-up area of the Dunes 83 Villas, which has an expected completion date of November 2023.

Hill will provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the Grove, including project management, construction management, HSE management, cost and schedule control, document control, and other as-needed support, the statement said.

In April 2022, Aldar launched the $544mn second phase of the Alreeman II development.

On the other hand, the Al-Reeman development is located in the southeast area of Abu Dhabi City with access to Shawamekh and Abu Dhabi International Airport. For residents, Al-Reeman is said to offer a variety of living options, including designing and building a custom home on a single plot, apartments ranging from 25sqm to 100sqm, and villas ranging from 300sqm to more than 500sqm.

Amenities include bicycle paths, nurseries, mosques, and community centres. Completion of Phase 2 is anticipated for early 2026, while the apartments in Reeman Living are anticipated by 2024. Hill’s support for Al-Reeman will include project and construction management, working on-site as Aldar’s Owner’s Representative.

Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf S Ghali concluded, “With construction activity returning to pre-pandemic levels in the Middle East, Hill is exceptionally well-positioned to manage mega-developments like the Grove and Al-Reeman. We expect to see increasing activity throughout the UAE in the coming months, especially in large-scale infrastructure and development programs and projects like these latest awards.

In July, Aldar Properties said it was acquiring four towers in Abu Dhabi in a deal worth $1.7bn.


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