Bluewaters, Wharf Retail & Island Wide Infrastructure, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Client: Meeras Holding
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
As a reclaimed island offshore from Jumeirah Beach, this mixed-use development and leisure destination will be home to residential buildings, hotels, food outlets, retail, and the iconic ‘Dubai-I’, a ferris wheel twice the size of the London Eye.
The Wharf Retail development has a gross floor area of 173,000 square metres, forming a ‘souq’ style retail area with complex facades that mix 50 different materials.
Dubai’s first inflated ETFE canopy will cover over 7,000 square metres.
The Island infrastructure includes utilities, roads, and multiple transport links such as a personal rapid transport (PRT) system, a cable car, a pedestrian bridge and water taxi terminal for the 370,000 square-metre Island.
Challenges include time and budget constraints, and the logistics of having four similar projects under construction on the island at the same time.
RLB is providing pre- and post- contract cost management for the Island infrastructure and retail elements, as part of the development manager’s team.