• Faithful+Gould to provide services on $1bn Reem Mall development
  • Shopping centre will be one of Abu Dhabi’s largest
  • UK consultant was recently appointed for work on Atlantis development in Dubai

The UK’s Faithful+Gould has been appointed to provide a range of core services including cost management, development advisory, project controls and specialised commercial management on the $1bn Reem Mall development in Abu Dhabi.

The appointment of Faithful+Gould marks another significant step forward for the project, which, once completed, will deliver 2 million sq ft of retail, leisure, and dining and entertainment choices with some 450 stores including 85 food and beverage outlets.

Currently at concept design stage, the Reem Mall project is expected to start construction in 2015 with opening scheduled for 2018. 

Kuwait’s National Real Estate Company (NREC) is developing the project in partnership with fellow Kuwaiti developer United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), which will  invest up to $224m in the project through its real estate subsidiary, Al-Arfaj Real Estate Company.

In February, MEED reported that local firm Dewan Architects & Engineers has confirmed that it has started design work on the mall.

Faithful+Gould was officially appointed to provide integrated project management services for the construction of the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in late April.

It is acting as the client’s representative to project manage the entire process for the procurement of the design and construction of the project from briefing through to commissioning and occupation.

The project is being developed by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Bahamas-based Kerzner International, and companies have been invited to bid for the main construction contract by 21 June.

Known as the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences, the hotel building will be built next to the existing Atlantis hotel, which opened in 2008 on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah. The new 800-room, 46-storey hotel will be managed by Kerzner. The development will also include 250 luxury residences, as well as retail outlets. The property is scheduled for completion by 2017.

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