Nakheel awards US$ 12.5 mn worth design contracts for Deira Island project

Posted on 4th September 2014

According to news reports, Dubai-based developer Nakheel has made progress on its Deira Islands Mall and Palm West Beach projects after it signed designed and engineering contracts worth US$12.5 million with RSP Architects, Planners and Engineers.Nakheel

Tenders for the construction of both projects are expected to be released before the end of 2014. A 620,000 square meter retail and entertainment hub will be developed at Deira Islands, the contract for which with RSP is worth US$ 10.8 million. Deira Islands is Nakheel’s 15.3 square kilometer waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai.

The second contract was awarded for the Palm West Beach development and is worth US$ 1.6 million (AED 6 million.) The project will be constructed along a 1.5 kilometer-long stretch on the western trunk of Palm Jumeirah and is set to comprise of various retail and entertainment outlets.

Last week, Nakheel announced it had awarded a contract worth US$ 326.70 million for the construction of its Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah to two UAE based construction firms. United Engineering Construction LLC and Actco General Contracting LLC, were jointly awarded the contract in May 2014, with the deal cemented at a signing ceremony held in July this year. Construction work on the project is expected to begin shortly.

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