Hill International Joins QP International for Shams Project
April 20, 2006
Hill International, the worldwide construction consulting firm, has announced that the joint venture of Hill International and QP International has been awarded a contract by developer Sorouh Real Estate to provide project management services during design and construction of the Shams Abu Dhabi project. The massive AED 10 billion (US$2.7 billion) project is located on Reem Island, off the Northeaster shore of Abu Dhabi, and is scheduled for completion by 2011.
Shams Abu Dhabi will offer nearly 7.7 million square meters (82 million square feet) of residential, office, hotel, retail, enterainment and parking space. Upon completion, the project is expected to include more than 22,000 residential units accommodating nearly 100,000 people.
The project is organised into a series of neighborhoods, including: Gateway Village, Lower Village, Marina Village, the Entertainment District, Central Park Village and Central Park Residential Towers, Central Business District, the Upper Village, the Sea View Residences, the Mangrove Residences and the Resort Hotel. Individual developers will develop blocks in accordance with Sorouh's master concept plan. Unique landmark structures such as the Quad Tower, Gateway Buildings and the Resort Hotel will be constructed early in the programme. The first project to be built will be the Sky Tower, a planned 83-storey residential and commercial skycraper which will be the tallest building in Abu Dhabi.