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The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved a concept master plan that will bring together individual approved master plans and set the developments and community facilities on Al Reem island. The Integrated Concept Master Plan (ICMP) covers the island’s total land area of more than 8.86 million sq m, with a total gross floor area of almost 20 million sq m.
Around 1.44 million sq m will be office space, while 873,576 sq m will be allocated to retail, including the upcoming Reem Mall. There will be up to 10,000 hotel rooms and serviced apartments, along with schools, hospitals and other community facilities. UPC said Al Reem will eventually be home to some 210,000 residents from its current population of almost 20,000.
“The integrated master plan for Al Reem Island forms an integral part of Abu Dhabi’s path towards sustainable urban growth in line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and is a core component of Plan Capital 2030,” said Falah Al Ahbabi, UPC’s Director General. “The approval of the ICMP is a tremendous achievement and a major milestone for [the] city.”
The plan includes 11 new private schools for about 22,000 students, six dedicated nursery/kindergarten centres, a Paris Sorbonne university, three new private hospitals and a number of clinics, nine mosques, civil defence and police facilities, a major transit hub, and 500,000 sq m of parks and open space, including pedestrian promenades.
Bunya is responsible for planning, executing and managing infrastructure and operations. It was incorporated by the island’s three key master developers, Tamouh, Aldar Properties and Reem Developers. Tamouh’s developments account for nearly 57 per cent of the island’s area, Aldar Properties 20 per cent and Reem Developers 20 per cent.
Source: Property Weekly