UAE developer Arada has awarded the first two contracts for Masaar, a 19 million sq ft mega community coming up in the Suyoh district of Sharjah.
Launched this January, the AED8 billion ($2.2 billion) Masaar development boasts 4,000 villa and townhouses set in eight gated communities, all located in a forested and nature-filled master plan.
Announcing the contract awards, Arada said the deal for infrastructure design and supervision consultancy services at Masaar was awarded to US engineering consultancy Parsons Overseas Limited, while the contract to build the Masaar Experience Centre and the show villa went to contracting company ASGC Construction.
Under this deal, Parsons will oversee all aspects of infrastructure delivery of the project including roads, water, power and drainage, ensuring full integration with the overall master plan.
On the ASGC's scope of work, Arada said construction will begin immediately on the Masaar Experience Centre and is scheduled to be completed in six months. As part of the same contract, Masaar’s first property, a five-bedroom show villa in the Sendian district of the community, will also be built and completed by the year-end.
Chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said: "This is a landmark moment in our journey at Masaar, a project that has been designed to set a new standard of living, not just for Sharjah but for residential communities throughout the region."
"We have witnessed strong demand for properties within the first phase of Masaar, in line with the robust performance of Sharjah’s real estate sector during the first five months of this year," he noted.
Masaar (path in Arabic) is ideally located in the up-and-coming Suyoh district, close to Tilal City, the Sharjah Mosque and Arada’s first project, Nasma Residences.
It has been carefully designed to enable its residents to transform their lives by encouraging healthy living in harmony with nature. Featuring over 50,000 trees, its signature feature is a lushly landscaped and walkable ‘green spine’ that will be activated by footpaths, cycle tracks, passive zones and a range of different sporting facilities.
Lying at the heart of the master plan, the Masaar Experience Centre will provide visitors and future residents with a glimpse of what life in the community will be like when it is complete.
Its minimal design language reflects the architecture of Masaar while the transparency of the façade creates a dialogue between the interior spaces and the lush green landscape that embraces the building, he noted.
Sales for the 445 homes in the first district of Masaar, Sendian, began in January, and Arada remains on schedule to launch the second phase of sales by the end of this year, said the developer.
Ranging in size from two-bedroom townhouses to five-bedroom Sendian Park Villas, every unit has smart home features as standard and all are located close to the leisure and entertainment zone in the heart of Masaar.
The first homes in Sendian are scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023, it added.-TradeArabia News Service