Aldar eyes mid-2019 completion for beachfront Mamsha Al Saadiyat
Building façades at the luxury 1.2km development on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi are now complete
Abu Dhabi development giant Aldar has confirmed it is targeting the middle of 2019 to complete Mamsha Al Saadiyat, with building façades at the luxury beachfront development now complete and the finish line now “coming into view”.
“Construction is making great progress,” said Maan Al Awlaqi, executive director for commercial at Aldar, speaking to Construction Week about progress on the mixed-use development, which is located on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island.
“The building façades are now complete and podium façades are under way,” he added, noting that mechanical, engineering, and plumbing works are now “nearing completion”, with internal finishes – including carpentry – entering their “final stages”.
Al Awlaqi said tower cranes at the project, located in the Saadiyat Cultural District which features Zayed National Museum and Louvre Abu Dhabi, are also “coming down”.
“We have started on soft landscaping. The finish line is coming into view.”
The main construction contract for Mamsha Al Saadiyat, valued at $340.3m (AED1.25bn) was awarded in mid-2016 to a joint venture (JV) consisting of Pivot Engineering & General Contracting, which represents 50% of the JV. The remaining 50% is made up equally of the UAE branch of San Jose Contracting and the Spanish branch of San Jose Constructora.
As a matter of practice, Aldar declined to reveal the total build cost of Mamsha Al Saadiyat, which is made up of three plots featuring 461 luxury homes and various retail outlets.
Commenting on the development, Al Awlaqi said: “To date, seven buildings that make up 322 apartments and townhouses have been released for sale. All properties at Mamsha enjoy direct beach access, close proximity to world class museums, and a variety of premium amenities, including gymnasiums, swimming pools, landscape gardens, a beach promenade, children’s playgrounds, walking and cycling paths.”