(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Saadiyat Development and Investment Company (SDIC) has officially announced the appointment of Shapoorji Pallonji Middle East as the main contractor for the Dh1.5 billion Qaryat al Hidd development on Saadiyat Island.
Sharpoorji Pallonji joins international construction and real estate consultants Drees & Sommer, lead international design consultants B+H Architects Corp, and lead international architectural and engineering multi-disciplinary consultants Khatib & Alami, who have all previously been awarded contracts to provide project management and architecture expertise.
The 160,000sqm Qaryat al Hidd development consists of two separate residential developments, Sunrise and Sunset. Over 900 luxury apartments are spread across 12 buildings with each housing a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. The four and five storey buildings are architecturally representative of their respective zone and connected by lush greenery and ornamental gardens with all properties offering sought after waterfront views.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, board member of SDIC, said: "The wealth of global experience and proven track record of delivering excellence on time and within budget was a key decision when selecting contractors for this project. In order to create world-renowned developments, it is important to work with people who are aligned with our goals and vision which I am confident we have achieved through Shapoorji Pallonji, Drees & Sommer, B+H Architects, and Khatib & Alami. The elegant design of the homes, the combination of a natural environment and waterfront lifestyle, a family-focused design and easy access to Abu Dhabi and Dubai's business hubs, will ensure this development will be extremely popular with end-users."
Mohandass Saini, MD and CEO of Shapoorji Pallonji Middle East, said: "We are honoured and excited to partner with world-class developer SDIC to develop the exquisite beachfront residential property Qaryat Al Hidd in the Saadiyat Island, and we are committed and geared to complete the project on time."
As part of Drees & Sommer's remit, the team will be responsible for elements of the project including agile planning, value engineering, technical project management, cost control and quality management, amongst others.
Stephan Degenhart, associate partner of Drees & Sommer and MD of the Middle East office, said: "We are proud to be contributing to such an iconic development on one of the most sought-after areas of real estate in the emirate. To date, we have been responsible for delivering world-renowned projects in multiple continents and we're confident we can apply that expertise to successfully delivering this project and ensuring a high-quality outcome for the client."