Local developer Emaar Properties has appointed UK-based Faithful+Gould as the programme manager for its Dubai Creek Harbour development in Dubai.

The Dubai Creek Harbour at the Lagoons is Emaar’s largest project in Dubai. It was launched by Emaar and another local developer, Dubai Holding, in October 2014. The two companies signed a joint venture agreement to develop the site in 2013.

Unlike many other Dubai projects, Emaar says the scheme is a long-term concern and not based on short-term buying patterns and business cycles.

Located in the Ras al-Khor area on the site that was formerly developed as the Lagoons by Sama Dubai, the project will aim to develop a residential, commercial and leisure destination for Dubai, much like Emaar’s other developments, Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina.

With later phases it will include 39,000 residential units, more than 8 million square feet of retail space, 3,664 office units, and 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms. The centrepiece of the development will be two tall towers.

The masterplan was prepared by US-based RTKL.