Local developer Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has awarded the local Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) a AED200m-plus ($55m) continuing contract for infrastructure works on its Jubail Island project in Abu Dhabi.
The 18-month contract covers the construction of more than 47.5 kilometres of internal roads as well as general infrastructure such as electricity, water, sewage, irrigation, and telecom and gas networks for Nad al-Dhabi, Seef al-Jubail and Ain al-Maha villages on Jubail Island.
An AED80m contract for infrastructure works for the initial village and central loop road was awarded in December 2019.
JIIC awarded local firm National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) an AED50m-plus contract to undertake marine works for Jubail Island in July last year.
The low-density Jubail Island community will cover an area of 4 square kilometres and will comprise a mix of serviced plots, and high-end and mid-range properties catering primarily to the requirements of nationals and the rental market. Altogether it is expected to house more than 5,000 people.
The residential areas will be split into six investment zone villages known as Marafaa al-Jubail, Nad al-Dhabi, Seef al-Jubail, Ain al-Maha, Souk al-Jubail and Beda al-Jubail.
There will also be a Town Centre hub with apartments, an office park, office villas and a hotel. The facilities will include food and beverage outlets, a beach club, a business centre, a sports centre, schools, supermarkets, nurseries, a community club, specialised clinics and other commercial establishments.
The project is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Lead Development has been appointed as the development manager, while the architects working on the project are US-based Arquitectonica, Spain’s Ramon Esteve and the UK's Broadway Malyan.
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