Ramboll wins role on $544m waterfront community in Abu Dhabi

WCN Editorial Team 18 Sep 2017 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Consulting engineer Ramboll has been awarded a contract by the UAE-based real estate developer Imkan, to serve as the lead consultant for “Makers District” development in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Spanning over an area of 18 hectares, the AED2bn ($544.5m) waterfront community includes a combination of residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space.

Under the contract, Ramboll will deliver lead consultancy services on the first phase of Makers District, working together with architect firms BIG and MVRDV.

The scheme, which is slated to be completed in 2020, will feature more than 1,000 residential units, 11,000 sq m of commercial and retail space.

Ramboll group executive director Soren Holm Johansen said: “This is a significant win for our team in the UAE.  Our multi-disciplinary buildings team are involved in several high-rises, and mixed-use projects in the region and this high profile win cements our position as one of the leading engineering design companies.

“With the consultancy contract valued at AED120million, the ‘Makers District’ is a very challenging project, and we are excited to utilise our knowledge and expertise to deliver a project of this scale successfully.”

Imkan CEO Walid El Hindi said: “We are delighted to appoint Ramboll as the lead consultant for the first phase of Makers District. This is testament to our approach of entering partnerships with global firms with a proven track record in delivering truly outstanding projects.”

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