By Sam Bridge
Nasma Central, the community's retail hub is now 65% leased, with nursery, pharmacy, gym & clubhouse and laundry confirmed
Nasma Residences will play host to Starbucks, the worldwide coffee house company, and Spinneys, the Middle Eastern supermarket chain, after both brands signed agreements to lease retail space at the New Sharjah project being developed by Arada.
The Spinneys and Starbucks outlets will be based at Nasma Central, the project’s community and retail complex, which overlooks a lushly landscaped 13-acre park.
Featuring almost 44,000 square feet of leasable space, Nasma Central will also include a Bright Education pre-school, a Health First pharmacy and an Emco Express laundry. The site will also feature the Arada Gym and Clubhouse, an 8,600 square foot centre for health and wellness that will include a swimming pool.
Sixty-five percent of Nasma Central has now been leased out, with remaining spaces for F&B outlets, a medical clinic, a barber shop and beauty saloon still to be confirmed.
Arada said it has awarded the contract to build Nasma Central to Intermass Engineering and Contracting, the Sharjah-based company that is already working on the first four residential phases of Nasma Residences.
The contractor began work in December, and the complex is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of this year.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Arada, said: “One of our aims is to continuously increase the value of the homes in our projects, whether that is by introducing smart and sustainable business practices, increasing community offerings, or partnering with top-tier brands. We are delighted to welcome each of the new tenants in Nasma Central, and look forward to working with them to deliver a beautiful new community space for Sharjah.”
Founded in 1961, Spinneys is one of the best-known supermarket chains in the Middle East, with 53 outlets in the UAE alone.
Managed in the Middle East by international franchise operator Alshaya, Starbucks has over 100 stores in the UAE alone. The Starbucks store in Nasma Central will include drive-thru facilities.
Nasma Residences became Sharjah’s fastest-selling community when its first phase sold out in less than a month. Launched in March 2017, the project features 968 townhouses and villas in total, delivered over five phases. Arada began delivering homes in May 2019, and is is on track to hand over homes in phase 3 by the end of the first quarter of 2020, and units in the final two phases by the end of the second quarter of 2020.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.