Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated new tenders for construction and piling works projects on the Palm Jumeirah.

In the first tender, contractors have until 28 August to submit bids for the construction of the Azure Residences on the man-made island. The scheme comprises 170 apartments with up to two bedrooms, outdoor swimming pool, gym, direct access to the beach, as well as several restaurants and retail outlets on the ground floor.

The site covers a total area of 27,375 square metres, with a building footprint of 3,668 sq m and a total built-up area of 31,979 sq m. The construction of the residences is expected to begin soon and will be completed within two years. 

The second tender is for piling works for the new Nakheel Mall, which will be built at the end of the trunk section of the Palm Jumeirah. The building will have three basement parking levels and five levels with almost 100,000 sq m of retail space, 4,000 parking bays, a 1,000 sq m indoor garden and a 180-metre-high viewing deck with panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s skyline. Bids for the piling works must be submitted by 18 September.

The tenders are the latest in a string of contracts that have been put up for bid by the developer in recent months. In July, Nakheel floated a tender for the construction of its Club Vista Mare project on the Palm Jumeirah. The scheme consists of 33 studio apartments with outdoor terraces and full glass opening onto the Palm Jumeirah’s shoreline. Club Vista Mare will be directly linked to the Nakheel Mall.

Nakheel also recently floated a tender for the construction of 190 villas at its Jumeirah Park project in the south of the emirate.

In May, the developer invited contractors to bid for the deal to build the expansion of Ibn Battuta mall. The 28,000-sq-m extension will add another 150 shops to the mall.

In February, MEED Nakheel is preparing to tender $1.8bn of construction contracts this year as it continues to build new projects to support its existing communities.