The UAE’s Alec, a subsidiary of Al-Jaber Group, has been awarded a contract to build a school at Damac’s Akoya development in Dubai.

The Jebel Ali School, which will cost $57.7m, will have a gross floor area of 20,000 square metres.

The school will have separate buildings for a foundation, primary and secondary school, and will also include a sports hall, auditorium, external swimming pool and outdoor sports pitches.

Alec was awarded a design and build contract for the project, the firm said in a statement. It will carry out the concrete, wet trades and MEP works directly, and appoint specialist subcontractors for facade, finishes, and external works packages.

The UK’s Broadway Malyan is the lead consultant on the project, while UK’s Shepherd Gilmour and Hong Kong’s CSA Gulf (M&E) will provide structural and MEP engineering services respectively.