Community centres will enhance neighbourhoods in Abu Dhabi, says Municipality
The Municipality of Abu Dhabi city announced a tender enabling investors to build and operate community centres in Yas Island, Al Shamkha and Mohammed Bin Zayed City.
Part of a strategic plan to provide convenient access to services and facilities, the move by Abu Dhabi Muncipality is expected to enhance living standards across the city following approval by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The structure in Yas Island will span almost 22,000sqm, and the one in Mohammed Bin Zayed City will be around 26,000sq.m. The community centre in Al Shamkha will be around 23,000sqm, and all centres will dedicate almost 6,000sqm to retail outlets. Additional facilities, such as restaurants, banking and gyms are also expected to be built in the centres.
As per a report by local daily Gulf News, the Municipality said that the latest batch of investment opportunities aims to enhance neighbourhoods in Abu Dhabi, and will also provide sustainable returns on investments. Under the build-operate-transfer model employed by the authority, approved developers will be granted rights to utilise municipal land, and they will be able to develop and operate the facilities under a 30-year agreement.