Nibras to add 1,000-pupil extension to DIP school

Company's own contracting and MEP arms will deliver the project by 2016

Nibras International School, Dubai Investment Park
Nibras International School, Dubai Investment Park

Nibras International School in Dubai is planning to add a 60,000ft2 to its existing school, which is hosting its tenth anniversary celebrations this year.

The school, which was the first to open in Dubai Investment Park back in 2005, currently has room for 1,400 students. But this will be boosted to 2,400 with the addition of a new building. Work is due to start in the summer, with completion expected by September 2016.

Co-director Habib Habib told Construction Week: “The extension will have around 40 classes, mainly geared towards early learning and the younger students.

“We’re in the approval stage right now for it (contract) being signed. Ideally it will start as the summer begins, when the students are not here, when the most intense and loud parts are being carried out.”

With a background in engineering, Nibras will be carrying out the project management and MEP works.

The school itself was constructed in a period of just three months, when Habib’s father Jihad Habib was general manager of the construction company which built the American University of Sharjah in just 10 months.

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