UAE developer hands over overseas campus of top UK independent school
Aldar Properties has announced that it has completed the Repton School project and has handed the asset over to the operator EKI ahead of the commencement of the 2017/18 academic year.
Aldar was the developer of the project which consists of two main buildings – one focused on teaching, and the other on sports.
Repton is one of the best known names in UK independent education.
Occupying a 2.5 hectare plot, the main school building incorporates a basement, ground floor and three further floors. Athletic facilities include tennis courts, a 25m Olympic standard swimming pool and two multi-purpose gyms. The school also boasts a dance theatre.
Construction started in May 2016 and finished in August.
The school is located within Aldar’s master planned community on Reem Island and in close proximity to the developer’s other projects including Sun & Sky Towers, The Gate & Arc Towers, Meera, and The Bridges.
Talal Al Dhiyebi, chief development officer, Aldar Properties, said: “I am pleased to be able to hand over Repton School, after what has been a high tempo construction schedule, in time for the new academic year.
"We have a track record in delivering schools that will meet the needs of future generations, and I am sure that Repton students will benefit greatly from the facilities on offer. I am also pleased that it is located in a catchment area that will benefit a great number of people living in Aldar homes on Reem Island.”