Bidders get more time to prepare documents for construction deal
Mubarak & Brothers Property & Financial Investments (MBI) has extended the tender closing date for the estimated AED450m ($122m) contract to build the Deerfields Town Square mall in Abu Dhabi.
The extension has been granted to give bidders more time to prepare (MEED 11:1:10).
The development is in the Al-Bahia City area outside Abu Dhabi, adjacent to the Sheikh Rashid highway leading to Dubai.
The 220,000-square-metre mall will have space for more than 200 retailers, including a Carrefour supermarket and cinema.
France’s Thinet started work on the foundations in December. Thinet is putting in raft foundations for the building, which are used to spread the load of a structure over a large area.
The local National Dewatering has completed excavation work.
MBI also plans to build residential, commercial and hospitality buildings with a total built-up area of about 100,000 square metres at the site, but they will be developed at a later stage.
The lead consultant is the UK’s RMJM.
The mall will serve a number of major developments planned in the emirate, such as Al-Raha Beach, Yas Island, Khalifa City, the expanded Abu Dhabi International airport, and the Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone at Taweelah.
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