Majid Al Futtaim Properties today (21 September 2011) expressed their delight at the progress of the new Fujairah City Centre (FCC) and confirmed that they were on-target for an opening of the mall in early 2012.
Not only were they ‘on-track’, they have surpassed their earlier targets for key leasing, construction and safety milestones in this 400 mill. AED project.
This progress is startling as the official groundbreaking ceremony with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Fujairah Crown Prince, took place only in April of this year. [Story and photos at this link].
Here are some of the details from their progress report:
On Track with Leasing
+ FCC has achieved a near-100% fully leased status.
+ 100 of the total 105 retail outlets have been confirmed to date.
+ The anchor tenants to be confirmed are Carrefour, Centrepoint, Emax, Paris Gallery and Max Fashion.
+ The gross leasable area of 34,000 square metres will give a large and varied range of shopping services to Fujairah and the UAE’s East Coast.
On Track with Construction
+ Roof and external structure is complete.
+ Handover to tenants for fit-out is two months ahead of schedule.
+ Tenant fit-outs will commence in October 2011.
+ Over 1 million accident-free labour hours have been recorded on the site.
+ Mechanical, electrical and plumbing is in progress.
+ Underground drainage systems are installed.
+ Dedicated electrical substation installed to give further power from December.
On Track with Environment
FCC is targeting a Gold LEED rating according to USGBC Green Building Guidelines (first in emirate to achieve this rating).
On Track with Access
+ The Fujairah City Centre is strategically located at the intersection of the new Dubai-Fujairah highway and the existing route (Masafi Highway) at the entrance to the city of Fujairah.
+ The opening of the new Dubai-Fujairah highway is bound to aid the access of visitors from other emirates to this new shopping mall in Fujairah.
The Fujairah City Centre and the Colourful Fujairah Flavour, FIF, 4 May 2011.
New Al Hilal City Catering for the Growth of Fujairah, FIF, 18 September 2011.
Lulu Mall May Be the First of Many Fujairah Malls, FIF, 16 September 2011 (this title may need to be revised!)
Song About ‘The Malls of Dubai’ Could Be Followed by ‘The Forts of Fujairah’, FIF, 8 September 2011.
What’s New in Fujairah? FIF, 4 September 2011.
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Image: An aerial view of the Fujairah City Centre.