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SDIC awards key UAE landscaping contract

ABU DHABI, March 27, 2016

UAE-based Saadiyat Development and Investment Company (SDIC) has awarded Gulf Contracting Company (GCC) the landscaping contract for its luxurious beachfront neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi.  

Hidd Al Saadiyat, which comprises nearly 1.5 million sq m of natural beachfront land and 7 km of waterfront with easy access to the beach from every unit, is conveniently located in Saadiyat Island, the cultural district of the UAE capital.

Surrounded by world-class hotels, resorts and museums, offering a perfect blend of community living, Hidd Al Saadiyat is a project being managed by Lead Development.

The hardscaping of the neighbourhoods, which kicks off in 2016, will include pavement of driveways, pathways and road signage, benches, light poles, and bollards, said the company in a statement.

Furthermore, underground services including irrigation, electrical, manholes and concrete bases for signage will be implemented.

Planting is set to take place in a phased approached working from the beginning of the development towards the end, it stated.

Greg Slingerland, the project director, said: "Our aim is to cater to our clients through lavish landscape elements and world-class designs. Hidd Al Saadiyat’s partnership with one of the most distinguished leading landscape consultants proudly marks the project’s final steps towards completion."

Awarded the Estidama Pearl Two rating for compliance with Abu Dhabi’s sustainability standards of new projects by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), Hidd Al Saadiyat’s landscape will include interconnected park spaces, children’s play areas, open lawn spaces and shaded seating areas, stated  Slingerland.

The development’s open spaces are designed for water conservation, with native plant species, and materials selected specifically for solar reflection. The project’s green areas stretch across 20 per cent of the total masterplan.

The masterplan development conceives many strategies such as the primary and secondary pedestrian walkways that aim to ease the accessibility within the development, said Slingerland.

These include access to linear and neighbourhood parks, shaded public realm spaces and beachfront as well as the integration of bicycle paths, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: UAE | abu dhabi | Saadiyat | landscaping | beach project |

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