Further details revealed of $20bn Jumeirah Central
Spread across an area of 436ha with 278 upcoming projects, the mixed-use development is expected to attract 100 million visitors per year
UAE-based business conglomerate Dubai Holding has revealed its latest mega development, Jumeirah Central - an urban mixed-use city district - expected to become a comprehensive model for future urban planning.
The $20bn project will introduce new international standards in city-planning that are able to balance requirements from an environmental, urban development and societal perspective; conceptualising Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid's, vice president of the UAE, vision of Dubai’s future development and evolution.
Located in Al Sufouh district, Jumeirah Central will spread across an area of 436ha and will feature 278 projects.
With 83.6ha of retail space, the district is expected to attract 100 million visitors per year.
Jumeirah Central will feature 11,000 residential units, 7,200 hotel keys, 40 entertainment attractions, 37 places, 33 parks, three malls, and a large stand-alone department store.
During the launch of the mega development, Morgan Parker, chief operating officer of Jumeirah Central, said: “Jumeirah Central is already on its way [with] activity on site. We’ve been working very closely with government agencies to have the masterplan approved.
“[Phase 1] is underway, but the real big construction will start in 2017.”
The first phase of Jumeirah Central will see the construction of 69 projects on an area of 158ha. Once complete, it will feature 13 residential buildings, four student accommodations, a work residential building, 14 hotels and a resort, 12 office project, five parks and plazas, four community services facilities, an urban mall, an F&B market hall, and a retail souq.
Parker told Construction Week: “The project will be broken up with a series of packages, and I don’t imagine us using one contractor necessarily for one thing or another. We are looking for contractors that have experience in this sort of scale project.
“The good news is that with a project of this size, all contractors in the market will get the opportunity to bid work at Jumeirah Central.”
The Jumeirah Central masterplan is a product of the collaborative work of over 19 government and private agencies, international experts, and consultants under the leadership of Dubai Holding over the last two years.
Jumeirah Central will have smart world-leading infrastructure that includes a multi-modal transport network, environmentally-friendly transport options and aerial gondolas.
The district, of which over half will be open space, will offer 9.2ha of climate-controlled arcades for all-season lifestyle and a comfortable pedestrian experience.