Dhabi Contracting wins $48.7m Mushrif Park deal
Al Ain Properties also appointed as developer of Abu Dhabi park
Dhabi Contracting has won a $48.7m (AED: 179m) contract to redevelop Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi.
Work to reshape the site will start on site soon following the appointment of Dhabi Contracting as main contractor and of Al Ain Properties as developer. The work is expected to complete within 22 months.
The park, which was previously open only for use by women and children, is being redeveloped for Abu Dhabi Municipality and work follows an extensive consultation with stakeholders including local community groups, government agencies and more than 70 local schools.
The park is one of the largest and oldest in Abu Dhabi. Once its upgrade is complete in early 2015, it will be open to all communities and will include a children's garden, a performing arts venue, botanic garden, an evening garden and a petting zoo.
Abdul Aziz Husain Ahmed, CEO of Al Ain Properties, said: “Our partnership with Abu Dhabi Municipality offers us the opportunity to connect communities through the environment and landscape, which is central to the park’s design and reflects the vision of our leaders and the dream of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
"Our commitment to deliver this vision is also based on a development model driven by social return and not profit. We are both delighted to commence construction and determined to make this project a unique community environment, offering an inspired recreational facility for all the people of Abu Dhabi.”
As part of the works, more than 250 mature trees currently based in the park are going to be uprooted and replanted. Reclaimed treated water will also be used to irrigate the park.