Funtastic scoops design contract at $1bn Reem Mall

As retail design and delivery manager at Reem Mall, Funtastic will provide development planning and implementation, retail design, centre operation, and property management at the project

Funtastic has been appointed as the retail design and delivery manager for Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Reem Mall.
Funtastic has been appointed as the retail design and delivery manager for Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Reem Mall.

Funtastic has been awarded the retail design and delivery contract at the $1bn Reem Mall development in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

As retail design and delivery manager, the design and project management firm will provide services such as development planning and implementation, retail design, centre operation, and property management for the project.

In addition to Reem Mall, Funtastic is also working on a number of other high-profile UAE projects such as Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal, Deerfield’s Mall, and Ajman Gateway.

Commenting on Funtastic’s appointment, Shane Eldstrom, chief operating officer for Reem Mall, said: “Funtastic will provide important coordination and management services for our future tenants. They join a strong team of consultants and advisors who are all working together to ensure that we bring new world-class levels of design, construction, and operation to the local retail environment.”

Sonny Tan, business head of Funtastic, added: “We are proud to be appointed as coordinators and managers of tenant construction, and we know that our team will add significant business value to the development of this project. This is an exciting development to be a part of and something that we believe will have a significant impact on the retail sector in the UAE.”

Once completed, Reem Mall will deliver approximately 186,000 sqm of leasable retail, leisure, and dining and entertainment space to Abu Dhabi. The development, which is being developed by National Real Estate Company (NREC) and United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC) will comprise around 450 stores, including 85 food and beverage (F&B) outlets and a range of family-focused entertainment offerings.

Work at Reem Mall commenced in late-2015. The shopping and entertainment centre is expected to open in 2018.

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