Construction progress revealed at Abu Dhabi's $1.2bn Reem Mall

Developer says 13 tower cranes have been erected and raft foundation works are well advanced at mega mall project
Construction progress revealed at Abu Dhabi's $1.2bn Reem Mall
By Sam Bridge
Sat 30 Jun 2018 10:10 AM

Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the developer behind Abu Dhabi's Reem Mall, has announced that construction of the $1.2 billion retail project is progressing quickly.

Construction of the mall commenced in late 2017, and within the first few months, 13 tower cranes have been erected and raft foundation works are well advanced with over 55,000 cubic metres of concrete set in place, and over 5,500 tonnes of reinforcement installed.

In addition the superstructure of the project is now underway with the first suspended slab’s recently poured and vertical works progressing across the whole site, a statement said.

Reem Mall is set to bring 2 million sq ft of leasable area which will comprise more than 450 retail brands, dining options as well as a range of entertainment concepts, including Snow Park Abu Dhabi.

Shane Eldstrom, CEO of Al Farwaniya Property Developments said: “We’re very excited about the pace at which Reem Mall construction is progressing. The cranes are on site, we have nearly completed the substructure and have already completed several sections of floor in the superstructure.

"We look forward to delivering this world class destination, to the people of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.”

The construction of the mall is planned to be completed by end 2020.

Al Farwaniya Property Developments also announced that infrastructure works have commenced with geotechnical investigations required for the project's elevated roads.

Reem Mall site is located in the Najmat District on Reem Island, the residential and commercial master development by Reem Developers. Reem Island is planned to have a population of 200,000 at completion.

The project is being developed by Al Farwaniya Property Developments, a partnership between three Kuwait-based companies - Agility, Agility affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), and National Real Estate Company (NREC).

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