Work has begun on an estimated $100 million mall project, located in the Abdoun district of Amman. Covering a total built-up area of 170,000 square metres, the new mall will have 2,200 car parking spaces and will include at least 24 restaurants and a family entertainment centre over a 4,000-square-metre area.
Site excavation work has started, with infrastructure work due to begin on 5 April. Construction management is being handled by Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC). The design work is being carried out by a joint venture of the local Arabtech-Jardaneh and a consultant identified as California-based S&A. The UK's Buro Happold is the structural and mechanical engineer. Negotiations are ongoing with UAE-based contractors for the main construction contract. The project is due to be completed by mid-2008.Negotiations are ongoing with Kuwaiti and Lebanese companies for the contract to operate the planned supermarket, which will be part of the mall complex, and with three UAE-based operators for the contract to manage the family entertainment centre. The client is the local Specialised Investment Compounds Company, owner and manager of Al-Tajamouat Industrial City, a privately-run qualified industrial zone in Amman (MEED 9:11:01).
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