Hill named Mall of Arabia construction manager
Dubai, September 4, 2007
City of Arabia, the landmark project at the heart of Dubailand, has appointed Hill International as construction managers for Mall of Arabia, one of the world’s largest retail outlets.
Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group is behind the massive mall development.
Hill International has worked on a number of major developments as construction manager around the world including Palm Jumeirah in Dubai and Shams in Abu Dhabi, and internationally on the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and Merck & Co. Inc. manufacturing facilities, among others.
Ilyas Galadari, chairman of Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint Hill International as construction managers. We have had a long standing relationship with Hill since 2005 when we appointed them as project managers for the City of Arabia development, and we have every trust and confidence in Hill’s ability to manage the construction of the mega Mall of Arabia as we take this innovative and challenging project forward.
“The infrastructure for the City of Arabia project is being completed ahead of schedule and we had the opportunity to consider how best to move into our construction phase. In order to streamline operations and work to maximum efficiency our strategic decision to appoint Hill as construction managers for the Mall of Arabia means that we can continue to take a close, hands-on role in the construction of the development.”
Hill International will manage six construction packages (main structure, mechanical and electrical works, finishing, lifts and escalators, landscaping and tenant fit-out).
Ziyad Khuri, vice president, Dubai Operations, Hill International, said: “The Mall of Arabia project is a landmark for Dubai. The scale of the project is immense with a perimeter of 2.3 km, up to 16,000 workers employed at the peak of construction and the anticipated need for at least 2 million cubic feet of concrete. Hill International is delighted to work along side City of Arabia in the realisation of its vision. The Mall of Arabia is one of the most exciting and challenging developments we have had the privilege to be involved with and we look forward to continuing to successfully work with the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group.” – TradeArabia News Service