First construction contract awarded for Al Fahid Island

Shauna McHenry
Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, today announces its involvement on Al Fahid Island Development in Abu Dhabi and the award of the first construction package for the project

The integrated project and programme management consultancy was engaged in Q4 2017 by Al Fahid Property Development to provide cost management services at design, tender and construction stages on this high-end mixed-use waterfront development and has been instrumental in the project reaching its first key milestone. SNC-Lavalin acquired Faithful+Gould, as part of WS Atkins plc, on July 3, 2017.

Local contractor Bright Accord General Contracting has been awarded the nine-month reclamation package and construction work has now begun on site. Faithful+Gould’s cost management services cover the reclamation, marine works, site wide infrastructure and landscaping, residential and leisure components.

Steven Batchelor, regional director for commercial services in SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business, commented: “We played a key role awarding the first construction contract for this breath-taking development and are excited start to see the development take its formative shape. The client has master-planned a truly exceptional luxury development that will transform the E12 landscape over the coming years and be unrivalled in terms of both the communities quality of design and lifestyle offered.”

Located between Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat and Yas Islands, Al Fahid Island will host a variety of residential offerings including beach front villas, luxury townhouses and medium-rise apartment blocks situated around a spectacular marina, a beach club, retail and F&B outlets, schools, community facilities and landscaped community parks.

The masterplan will be delivered in five phases, with phase one having a plot area of circa 21,000,000 sqm. Set to bring an unrivalled family friendly community to Abu Dhabi, it will consist of 301 luxury 4 to 7-bedroom villas, 652 1 to 4 bedroom apartments with breath-taking views across the marina extending into the Arabian Gulf, 15 exclusive 3-bedroom townhouses in a unique waterfront and park settings with access to the above mentioned amenities.

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