Makers District, Phase 1, Abu Dhabi

A trendsetting mixed-use space integrating residential, retail, reclaimed, waterfront and event spaces.

We are supporting Makers District with the cost and commercial management of the first phase of this dynamic and multi-layered urban community with residential, hospitality, commercial and retail spaces.

Key information

Location: Abu Dhabi

Date started: 2017

Completion date: Ongoing

Key services: Cost Management

Client’s requirements

Makers District spans across an approximate area of 18 hectares.

The district combines contemporary urban living with distinctive design in an effort to create an environment that cultivates creativity and invigorates culture within the UAE.

Makers District’s Phase 1 is a mixed-use waterfront development with over 1,000 residential units, 11,000 square metres of commercial and retail space. It also includes reclamation and marine works.

However, the soul of the projects is The-Artery a multi-use building that integrates makers space with a parking garage. The double helix structure has a central atrium that can be utilised as an events space.

  • USD 500m+ Value

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend have been appointed as cost consultants to provide cost and commercial management support on this iconic project.

Making the difference

Turner & Townsend have mobilised a highly motivated team with the requisite experience in delivering similar development works on behalf of clients with multiple stakeholder interests.

The team has been able to provide realistic cost estimates early in the design phase to assist IMKAN, challenge and optimise the building layout and make informed commercial decisions.

Richard Larmer, Senior Director, Development IMKAN said:

IMKAN is setting out to create a dynamic, integrated and engaging community that captures the collaborative spirit of Abu Dhabi’s growing millennial, creative and cultural population. To deliver this challenging and highly rewarding project, we require a team that can bring fresh ideas and think outside of the box. Turner & Townsend has demonstrated a capability to adopt best practices and tailor them towards our bespoke requirements for this project.

Learn more about Makers District at http://www.makersdistrict.ae 

For further information contact:

Lejla Dukic
Regional Marketing Manager, Middle East

t: +971 (0) 2 441 0955
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