First contracts awarded for Abu Dhabi's Al Fahid Island

First contracts awarded for Abu Dhabi's Al Fahid Island
The masterplan for Al Fahid Island will be delivered in five phases.
Published: 18 March 2018 - 2:13 a.m.
By: Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

Al Fahid Property Development has awarded the first construction package and contract for the Al Fahid Island mixed-use waterfront development in Abu Dhabi.

Faithful+Gould’s cost management services will cover the reclamation, marine works, site wide infrastructure and landscaping, residential and leisure components.

Local contractor Bright Accord General Contracting has been awarded the nine-month reclamation package and construction work has now begun on site.

Faithful+Gould was appointed by the developer in Q4 2017 to provide cost management services at design, tender and construction stages on the Al Fahid Island Development.

Steven Batchelor, regional director for commercial services in SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business, said: “We played a key role awarding the first construction contract for this breath-taking development and are excited start to see the development take its formative shape.

“The client has master-planned a truly exceptional luxury development that will transform the E12 landscape over the coming years and be unrivalled in terms of both the communities quality of design and lifestyle offered.” =

Located between Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat and Yas Islands, Al Fahid Island will host a variety of residential offerings including beach front villas, townhouses, and medium-rise apartment blocks situated around a spectacular marina, a beach club, retail and F&B outlets, schools, community facilities and landscaped community parks.

Al Fahid Island will consist of 301 four to seven-bedroom villas, 652 one to four-bedroom apartments, and 15 three-bedroom townhouses.

The masterplan will be delivered in five phases, with the plot area for phase one spanning around 21 million square metres.

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