By Staff writer
Reem Mall will comprise around 450 stores and house the world's largest indoor snow-play park
Reem Mall has named Al Futtaim Carillion as the preferred tenderer for construction of the $1bn project.
Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi's upcoming fashion, entertainment and dining destination, said it will enter into detailed contract negotiations with Al Futtaim Carillion exclusively, with the objective of finalising an agreement to promptly execute the remaining works.
"The announcement marks yet another milestone for Reem Mall and comes on the back of final permission to construct received from Abu Dhabi Municipality earlier this month," said Shane Eldstrom, Chief Operating Officer for Reem Mall.
“Al Futtaim Carillion was selected as the preferred tenderer due to its strong track record of delivering significant high quality projects in the region, and its team of construction experts. We look forward to successfully completing the tendering process."
Dutch Foundation, a full-service engineering foundation company based in Abu Dhabi, is currently on site carrying out an enabling works contract involving excavation, lateral restraint systems, and dewatering. More than 7 million cubic feet of material have been removed to date, with dewatering progressing at a rate of 84,000 cubic feet per day.
"Dutch Foundation's works are paving the way for a quick and efficient start of the next stage of construction. As such, Reem Mall is on track to be the mall destination of choice for all residents and visitors across Abu Dhabi upon completion," said Eldstrom.
Reem Mall, developed by NREC in partnership with Kuwait's UPAC will deliver 2 million sq ft. of leasable area (2.8 million sq. ft. of floor area) of retail, leisure, dining and entertainment choices.
It will comprise around 450 stores, including 85 food and beverage outlets and a range of family-focused entertainment offerings. Reem Mall will also house the world's largest indoor snow-play park.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.