Faithful and Gould, a London construction and engineering consultancy, has been appointed as a cost consultant on the first phase of Gulf Related’s US$1.5 billion Al Maryah Central project in Abu Dhabi.
The announcement about Faithful and Gould follows the appointment of the Australian contractor Brookfield Multiplex last month. Work is set to start on the site this month and finish in March 2018.
Al Maryah Central is a 3.1 million square feet mixed-use project. Of that, 2.3 million sq ft of retail space will feature 400 stores, 145 restaurants and cafes, a 20-screen cinema, a medical centre, a creche, a public library and other facilities.
It will house the first Macy’s department store outside the United States and the first Bloomingdale’s store in Abu Dhabi.
Subsequent phases of the development will include residential units and a hotel in two high-rise buildings. “Our proven track record in the region’s retail sector for ensuring our clients’ requirements are met – in respect of cost, time, quality and safety – was a key factor in our appointment,” said Donal O’Leary, a director at the consultancy.
Faithful and Gould is part of the UK building consultancy Atkins.
Gulf Related is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi’s alternative asset fund manager Gulf Capital and the New York property developer Related Real Estate.
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