Local developer Aldar Properties is expected to award a contract in mid-2014 for the construction of four non-residential buildings in Zone K of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island development.

Up to 10 contractors submitted bids for the deal in January.

The non-residential buildings will support the community living in the development’s villas. The buildings include a 23,000-square-metre (sq m) school, a 2,500-sq-m mosque, a 4,400-sq-m shopping centre and a 1,700-sq-m recreation club.

Greek contractor Athena Emirates has already started work on the Zone K infrastructure package, which involves road, sewerage, electrical and marine works. The marine works involve building a seawall to prevent erosion and this is causing delay on the scheme.

A separate package that will involve the construction of 1,020 residential villas is still in the design phase.

The architect of record is the US-based RW Armstrong.