The US' F&A Architects is expected to complete a final design by August for the proposed Souk al-Nakheel retail development in Dubai. The estimated AED 1,000 million ($273 million) project will involve the construction of a two-storey complex over a total area of about 170,000 square metres. It will include a 130,000-square-metre Carrefour hypermarket, a 5,000-5,500-capacity car park, a 23,000-square-metre indoor winter sports facility and related civil, mechanical and electrical works.
The indoor sports centre will include the construction of a 300-metre-long ski slope and ski centre. Hyder Consulting and Acer Snowmec, both of the UK, have been appointed as consultant for the proposed winter sports facility.
Souk al-Nakheel will be located at Al-Barsha on the Sheikh Zayed highway and take 18-20 months to complete. 'There are two options to tender the construction of the project, either as a single package or in multiple packages,' says a project source.
The project manager is the UK's Mace International; Holford Associates, also of the UK, is the architect of records. The client is the local Majid al-Futtaim Group of Companies.
Majid al-Futtaim is a leading retail developer, having pioneered the Deira City Centre project. In addition to Souk al-Nakheel, it is planning a new hypermarket at Shindagha. The local/UK Al-Futtaim Tarmac has been awardedthe estimated AED 50 million ($14 million) contract to build the Carrefour complex. The seven-month contract includes the construction of 400 square metres of retail space and increasing the car park capacity to more than 1,000 from 400. The project manager is Mace International.
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