Nakheel appointed engineering consultant to build two million square feet mall at Jumeirah Village Triangle. It was announced in a press release sent by Nakheel on Monday 25 August.
According to Nakheel, “Nakheel’s two million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment hub at Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) moved a step closer today, with the appointment of international engineering consultancy Dar Al-Handasah.”
The mall, one of several in Nakheel’s growing retail project portfolio, will be built alongside Dubai’s Al Khail Road, on the southern edge of JVT. It will feature one million sqft of leasable area containing a multi-screen cinema, supermarket, department stores, specialty shops and an array of cafes and restaurants. There will also be ample parking.
Dar Al-Handasah will undertake design, engineering and supervision services for the project, for which a construction tender will be released in Q1 2015. The mall is due to be completed in Q2 2017. Dar Al-Handasah has worked on a number of other Nakheel projects, including The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the Dragon Mart extension and nearly 3,000 villas which make up the Nakheel’s Jumeirah Park residential community.
JVT Mall will primarily serve Nakheel’s Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Park and Jumeirah Islands communities, and provide a new shopping and dining destination for other nearby communities and the wider population of Dubai.
Nakheel is also planning a 500,000 sq ft shopping mall with cinemas, a supermarket and a variety of restaurants and retailers at its neighboring Jumeirah Village Circle community.
The malls at Jumeirah Village complement a range of other retail projects underway by Nakheel. Among them are major malls on Palm Jumeirah and Deira Islands, extensions to its Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta complexes and five neighborhood shopping centers, the first of which – at Jumeirah Park – will open shortly.
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