Faithful+Gould has been appointed by the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort to provide cost management and estimating services to their flagship project: developing the largest wildlife park in the Middle East into a world leading commercially and environmentally sustainable resort. Established in 1967 as the Al Ain Zoo, the Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort has always been committed to animal conservation. The new development will add more than 900 hectares of exhibit space and safaris around the existing zoo and conservation centre, making it the largest site of its kind in the Middle East.
Faithful+Gould is delivering quantity surveying services including cost estimates at various stages of the design, bills of quantities, tender documents, tender evaluation and recommendations for the client
In addition to creating housing for a wide variety of animals, plans include the construction of: More than 1,000 residential villas, two hotels, 160 resort villas, and mixed use commercial, retail and landscape recreational spaces.
The role is to work alongside the client to provide independent assurance that adequate controls are in place to deliver the project within the approved timescales, budget and to agreed requirements. This is critical, particularly in the early stages of the project when the opportunity to add value, as well as recognise and define cost is established.
'Deserts of the world' is the theme of the entire development, which will feature many species from around the globe, ranging in size from termites to elephants. Enabling works have commenced. The overall completion of the development is expected to take 10 years.