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Sharjah's Al Zahia wins first BREEAM certificate

Al Zahia is a community located between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and University City Road, with convenient road network links

Al Zahia will offer around 1,000 apartments ranging from studio to two-bedroom units.
Al Zahia will offer around 1,000 apartments ranging from studio to two-bedroom units.

Sharjah Holding has announced that Al Zahia, its first residential community in Sharjah, has been awarded the internationally accredited BREEAM Communities Interim Assessment certificate.

Commenting on the achievement, Hawazen Esber, CEO of communities at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: “At Majid Al Futtaim, sustainability is at the core of our DNA in everything we do and we are proud to be the first in the Middle East to have achieved BREEAM Communities certification for Al Zahia. This award is a testament to the due diligence and hard work that has been put in throughout the community and in relation to the ongoing development, due for completion in 2022.”

The BREEAM assessment process provides a robust evaluation of all the elements and stages of new residential and infrastructural developments, including procurement, design, construction and post construction. BRE uses independent, licensed assessors to conduct the appraisals, with the developments rated and certified by BRE on a scale of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.

Further remarking on the BREEAM certificate, Walid Al Hashimi, chief executive officer, Sharjah Holding, said: “This internationally recognised certification provides genuine credibility to Al Zahia’s claims to have adhered to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to integrate environmentally sustainable practices into new property developments.”

Al Zahia is a community located between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and University City Road, with convenient road network links connecting it to the rest of Sharjah and just minutes away from healthcare city, university city, the school district and the adjacent Al Qarayen neighbourhood – a High Net Worth residential area.

Within this new high-end residential community, there are areas for recreation, worship and childcare, in addition to communal areas and retail facilities.

Currently, the Al Jouri neighbourhood comprises 49 villas which are fully occupied and 197 townhouses and villas due for handover in Q4 of 2016, while the Al Narjis neighbourhood is already 55% sold, indicating a growing appetite for owning a home in Al Zahia.

In addition to the villas and townhouses in these neighbourhoods, Al Zahia will offer around 1,000 apartments ranging from studio to two-bedroom units.

Buildings B and C of the Garden Apartments have been launched and are already 80% sold. Both buildings will be completed by Q4 of 2017 while the final completion of the community is scheduled for 2022.

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