Jessica Hume of The National Newspaper talks to Robert Egan Landscape Architect about Abu Dhabi.
The article starts with “After completing a waterfront development project in China, the landscape architect Robert Egan is now working on a project in Abu Dhabi which involves turning a downtown car park into a mixed-use public space. Also an abstract landscape painter, Egan sees the connection between the natural and built environments as one of the most important elements of design.”
read the full article at the SOURCE:The National Newspaper – A cityscape for all walks of life
“Consultants and contractors shed staff in wake of collapsing real estate sector.
Dubai-based consultants and contractors are now laying off thousands of staff, as increasing numbers of projects are being shelved in the wake of the collapse of the real estate sector.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: MEED – Dubai-based firms announce thousands of redundancies].
The National Newspaper reports
“Construction companies are restructuring salary packages and relocating staff within the Gulf to try to counteract the slowdown in Dubai and avoid redundancies.”
read the full article @ the SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Property firms adapt to tough times
Trade Arabia reports
“Bahrain Bay Development, the $2.5 billion landmark waterfront community located in the heart of Manama, said the infrastructure work in the development was nearing completion.
As a developer committed to implementing world-leading best practice, Bahrain Bay offers its land parcels to third party developers with fully-completed infrastructure including road, water, power, district cooling, sewage, storm drainage, irrigation networks and a telecommunications system.”
[SOURCE: Trade Arabia – Middle East business information | Trade news portal].
Gulf News reports
“The demand for engineers, architects and senior managers in the construction industry in the UAE has slumped due to the global financial turmoil but has not halted, a construction recruitment company official said.”
[SOURCE: Gulfnews: UAE construction outlook still optimistic despite global crisis].
The Al Habtoor Leighton Group has signed a letter of intent for the AED 8.85 billion (USD$2.4 billion) Dubai Pearl mixed-use development for Pearl Dubai FZ LLC.
The project involves the construction of an integrated city overlooking the Palm Jumeirah development in Dubai.
Dubai Pearl will feature an iconic building structure comprising four 73-storey mixed-use towers, world-renowned fashion and technology brands, and the Baccarat Hotel and Residences, and will provide a 24-hour living city with commercial, retail, residential and leisure facilities.
[SOURCE: Leighton Holdings]