Dar Al-Handasah appointed for JVT project
Engineering consultancy to build Nakheel's entertainment hub
Nakheel 's 2mn ft2 shopping, dining and entertainment hub at Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) moved a step closer today, with the appointment of international engineering consultancy Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners.
The mall, one of several in Nakheel 's growing retail project portfolio, will be built alongside Dubai's Al Khail Road, on the southern edge of JVT.
It will feature 1mn ft2 of leasable area containing a multi-screen cinema, supermarket, department stores, speciality shops and an array of cafes and restaurants.
Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners will undertake design, engineering and supervision services for the project, with a construction tender due will be released in Q1 2015. The mall is due to be completed in Q2 2017.
Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners has worked on a number of other Nakheel projects, including The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the Dragon Mart extension and nearly 3,000 villas which make up the Nakheel 's Jumeirah Park residential community.
JVT Mall will primarily serve Nakheel 's Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Park and Jumeirah Islands communities, and provide a new shopping and dining destination for other nearby communities and the wider population of Dubai.
Nakheel is also planning a 500,000 ft2 shopping mall with cinemas, a supermarket and a variety of restaurants and retailers at its neighbouring Jumeirah Village Circle community.
The malls at Jumeirah Village complement a range of other retail projects underway by Nakheel . Among them are major malls on Palm Jumeirah and Deira Islands, extensions to its Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta complexes and five neighbourhood shopping centres, the first of which - at Jumeirah Park - will open shortly.