By Staff writer
Dubai South’s own developed residential and commercial property sales expected to begin in October 2016
Dubai South has awarded contracts worth $272 million (AED1bn) for project developments in the city’s Residential District, adjoining the Expo 2020 Dubai site, the Logistics District as well as a staff village.
Infrastructure and design contracts have been awarded to Parsons Corporation, Atkins Global, Studio International Architects, Al Nasr, Tristar Engineering & Construction and the US-based RNL Design.
"Dubai South is reinventing the urban ecosystem by creating a city that is based primarily on the happiness and wellbeing of people," said Ahmed Al Ansari, acting CEO, Dubai South.
"This entirely new and incomparable model of urban living puts people first, while celebrating nature and diverse populations, which come together to form a thriving and healthy community,” he added.
Dubai South’s Residential District includes schools, nurseries, hospitals, retail outlets, F&B options, a post office, swimming academy and a sports centre.
The pedestrian-friendly, sustainable city is designed to ensure all amenities and necessities are well within walking distance.
Dubai South Residential District will have around 10,000 residential units between villas, townhouses and apartments by 2020, housing an estimated 35,000 residents.
The infrastructure development of the Residential District will be completed in phases, with work already well underway by Al Nasr on the first section, which will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016.
Tristar Engineering & Construction has been awarded the infrastructure construction for the remaining areas of phase one, due to be completed by Q4, 2017, which will pave the way for over 40 developers to expedite developments in Dubai South’s Residential District.
Atkins Global, Studio International Architects and RNL Design are contracted to oversee the masterplan and product design for the mixed-use development within the Residential District, which includes apartments, townhouses, schools, community facilities, entertainment, retail and hospitality.
Dubai South has also awarded Al Nasr with the constructing of infrastructure in Dubai South’s Logistics District, while further contracts were awarded to Parsons and Kele Constructions for the first phase of Sakany Staff Village, accommodating 20,000 residents by 2020.
UAE-based City Diamond Contracting was also awarded a contract to build a multipurpose aerospace supply chain facility in Dubai South’s Aviation District.
Details of the project and other developments will be unveiled at Cityscape Global 2016, to be held in Dubai in September. Property sales are expected to begin in October 2016.