Escape tenders hatched

A raft of contracts will go out to tender for Ajman's equestrian community, Escape, over the next five months.

HOLD YOUR HORSES: Numerous contracts are being released for Ajman's equestrian community
HOLD YOUR HORSES: Numerous contracts are being released for Ajman's equestrian community

A raft of contracts will go out to tender for Ajman's equestrian community, Escape, over the next five months.

Escape, which is now being developed, has released Saddle Homes, a concept of residences offering the space of a small villa but with the convenience of apartment living.

Ashraf Qishta, project manager for Hill International, said: "The geo-technical survey contract had been awarded to Al Arabiah Construction, and work has just begun. A mass grading contract will be tendered for and awarded within a month.

"The infrastructure contract is to be awarded by September while the villa construction will be awarded in October.

Hill International is the project manager and Hyder ACLA is the master planner. The development, spanning an area of 809,371m² is located along Emirates Road, on the Ajman-Sharjah border.

The project's concept creator and equine architect is Equine Management Services, while the concept architect is Donald H Green Studio. The quantity surveyor is De Leeuw Middle East, the consultant is Hyder Consulting and AJ Design is the architect.

Located on a rise overlooking the community, Saddle Homes will feature private parking bays, terraces, gardens, access to community swimming pools and wooden fencing.

In keeping with the feel of the development the homes will be influenced by Arabian, Ottoman, and Mediterranean design and colour schemes.

As well as the 140 Saddle Homes, Escape will include more than 500 three and four-bedroom villas, and terraced and low-rise apartments. The 760,000 million m² development will also have a boutique hotel, clubhouse, equestrian facilities, sporting arenas, and family leisure and entertainment facilities.

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