UAE-based builder Khansaheb has been awarded a $105 million contract to expand and upgrade Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Ajman.
Under the terms of the deal, the contractor will more than double the size of the existing mall from 32,000 sq m to 70,000 sq m.
Khansaheb, Interserve’s construction associate business in the UAE, will also build a new 2,400-capacity car park as part of the contract, Construction Week Online reported.
It quoted Steve Flint, Khansaheb’s general manager, as saying: “This contract win demonstrates Majid Al Futtaim Group’s ongoing confidence in Khansaheb’s capabilities in the retail sector, as it closely follows the successful delivery of the expansion of Dubai’s premier shopping centre, Mall of the Emirates.”
The City Centre Ajman contract includes the installation of additional mechanical and electrical systems to serve the expanded mall.
The project will involve the creation of new walkways, food courts, offices, and a children’s entertainment venue. Khansaheb will also conduct exterior landscaping work and reconfigure the mall’s access roads.
The contract is to be delivered over several phases in a bid to allow operations to continue at the existing mall.
Khansaheb has already started work, and the expansion of City Centre Ajman is scheduled to complete in July 2018.