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Imkan awards $33m deal for Abu Dhabi’s Makers District project

Abu Dhabi-based real estate develop Imkan has signed Ramboll as lead consultant for the first phase of its Makers District development in the UAE capital

Imkan names lead consultant for $545m project.
Imkan names lead consultant for $545m project.

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Imkan has signed Ramboll as lead consultant for the first phase of its Makers District project in the UAE capital.

The waterfront community comprises a mix of residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space spread across 18 hectares of land on Reem Island.

Ramboll will provide lead consultancy services on the first phase of Makers District, working alongside international Architects, BIG and MVRDV.

The contract, valued at $33m (AED120m), will involve work on the project’s more than 1,000 residential units as well as 11,000 square metres of commercial and retail space.

The Makers District will have a construction value of $545m (AED2bn) and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Soren Holm Johansen, group executive director at Ramboll, said: “This is a significant win for our team in the UAE. 

“Our multi-disciplinary buildings team are involved in several high-rises, and mixed-use projects in the region and this high profile win cements our position as one of the leading engineering design companies.”

Focused on creating developments for the millennial, Imkan is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Capital Group (ADCG).

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