Al Futtaim Carillion wins Abu Dhabi university job

Work on New York University Abu Dhabi main campus set to start in Q3

Saadiyat Island will be the home of New York University Abu Dhabi.
Saadiyat Island will be the home of New York University Abu Dhabi.

Mubadala Infrastructure, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company, has appointed Al Futtaim Carillion as the design & build contractor for New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) main campus on Saadiyat Island.

Mubadala is the developer of NYUAD’s main campus on a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.

NYUAD will consist of a 'highly-selective' liberal arts and sciences college (including engineering) and a centre for advanced research and scholarship, all fully integrated with and connected to NYU in New York.

The Saadiyat Island campus will include extensive classroom, library and information technology facilities, laboratories, student, faculty and staff housing, and athletic and performance facilities. NYUAD is expected to have a student body upwards of 2,500.  

Site mobilisation work is scheduled to commence in Q3 2010. The expected completion date for the Saadiyat Island campus is Q1 2014.

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