Abu Dhabi’s Imkan begins construction of Pixel project in Makers District

The residential Pixel project is the first phase of the mixed-use Makers District on Reem Island



Abu Dhabi developer Imkan has started construction on its Pixel project – the Dhs2bn first phase of its mega mixed-use Makers District development on Reem Island.

The overall development is making “scheduled progress towards its completion timeline of Q4 2020”, a statement said.

Pixel, which caters to millennials, will feature seven towers comprising apartments, co-working office spaces, as well as food and beverage and retail elements surrounded by water features.

Engineering and contracting firm Dutch Foundation has completed all 938 secants of shoring, the statement said.

Excavation work has also started within Pixel to accommodate two basements of approximately 22,000 square metres each, while piling works are set to be finished by February 2019.

Meanwhile the tender for the main works of Makers District will be awarded in Q1 2019 with the main contract currently targeted for completion by Q4 2020.

The wider 18-hectare creative Makers District includes residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space. It also includes The Artery, a multi-use building with a parking garage.

Imkan awarded a Dhs120m ($32.6m) consultancy contract to Ramboll for the Dhs2bn ($544.5m) first phase in September 2017.

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Walid El-Hindi, CEO of Imkan said: “We are committed to achieving timely milestones across our portfolio and Pixel is no exception.”

A wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Capital Group, Imkan recently launched the Dhs15bn ($4.08bn) AlJurf project, a fully integrated second-home destination along Sahel Al Emarat, the riviera situated in Ghantoot between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It will span 370 hectares and 3.4km of beachfront spread across three districts.

The Dhs2bn ($544.5m) first phase of AlJurf Gardens, comprising 292 villas and plots, is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Read more: Imkan launches Dhs15bn riviera development between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

It is also building the 46,000sqm Sheikha Fatima Park and the Nudra development of 37 villas on Saadiyat Island.

Looking ahead, it aims to expand its international and national footprint, the statement said.