Al Futtaim picks UK's Turner & Townsend for UAE's largest Ikea

UK firm to work alongside Brewer Smith Brewer Group that is working on the design and delivery of the Festival Plaza project

Al Futtaim's new Ikea store will be the largest in Dubai.
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Al Futtaim's new Ikea store will be the largest in Dubai.

UK-based construction consultancy, Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Dubai-based Al Futtaim Group Real Estate to provide planning and project control service for its Ikea outlet and the largest in the UAE, set to open in December 2019.

In a statement, the UK firm said that it will work alongside Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG), which is responsible for the design and delivery of the Festival Plaza project.

Speaking about the contract win, director at Turner & Townsend, Hudson Fountain, said: “The new store will act as a major anchor for the wider Festival Plaza project, acting as an exemplar project for the development of high-quality mixed-use neighbourhoods across Dubai and the region as a whole.”

In July 2019, the Swedish furniture giant said that its largest store in the UAE has been planned to open in Dubai South, and will be a solar-powered facility. The store would be spread across 35,000m2 and will include a 5,000m2 training facility for employees.

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