Dubai-based Lootah Real Estate Development has appointed local Arif and Bintoak Consulting Architects and Engineers to carry out the design and supervision for its new residential project in the Jumierah Village Circle development.

Arif and Bintoak will provide design and engineering consultancy services for multiple residential buildings and villas on a 183,000-square-foot plot owned by Lootah Real Estate.

“With the increase in demand for sustainable and innovative housing, closer to the Al-Maktoum International airport and Expo 2020 site, the new economic corridors of Dubai, Lootah Real Estate Development company has realised the need for environmentally friendly residential communities,” said Saleh Abdullah Lootah, executive director of Lootah Real Estate Development company. “The appointment of Artif and Bintoak is continuation of our vision of building state-of-the-art, green and economically viable housing in line with the vision of the leaders of the UAE.”

Nakheel, the developer of Jumeirah Village Circle, in March announced plans to build a mall covering 500,000 sq ft at the development. The mall will contain cinemas and a large supermarket, in addition to a variety of retailers, restaurants and cafes.

Nakheel also plans to build a 1 million sq ft regional mall in nearby Jumeirah Village Triangle. The mall will feature a 15-screen cinema, an 80,000 sq ft hypermarket, an entertainment area, a department store and a selection of retailers, restaurants and cafes.