CW In Focus| Project update on Dubai's $4bn Sobha Hartland
Check out the construction site of Sobha Hartland in MBR City, which has noted 27 million lost-time injury-free hours
Construction is rapidly progressing on the $4bn 74.3ha Sobha Hartland, which is located within the master-planned mixed-use community Mohammed Bin Rashid City, along the 3.2km Dubai Water Canal.
Speaking to Construction Week during an exclusive site visit, managing director and chief executive officer of Dubai-based real estate developer Sobha Realty, Francis Alfred said that in real estate, location is the one thing that mattered, and Sobha Hartland is the most centrally located large piece of development in the heart of the city.
Construction Week toured Phase 2 and 3 of Hartland Greens, and Phase 1 of Hartland Estates Forest Villas during the site visit and Alfred was quick to say that it was uncommon for a real estate developer to also carry out construction.
According to Alfred, the developer has put “a lot of effort in designing the façades of the buildings” to ensure that noise caused by the on-going construction activities do not disturb tenants, who moved to Phase 1 of Hartland Greens in the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019.
With large-scale developments being the focus for Sobha, the group looks to complete the Hartland project by 2024-25.