Dubai developer Nakheel said that it has appointed international engineering consultancy Dar Al-Handasah to design its new two million square foot mall at Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT).
The mall will be built alongside Dubai’s Al Khail Road, on the southern edge of JVT. It will feature one million sqft of leasable area containing a multi-screen cinema, supermarket, department stores, speciality shops and cafes and restaurants.
Dar Al-Handasah will undertake the design, engineering and supervision services for the project, a statement said.
A construction tender is expected to be released in Q1 2015, and the mall is due to be completed in Q2 2017.
JVT Mall is targeted at residents in Nakheel’s Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Park and Jumeirah Islands communities.
The developer is also planning a 500,000 sq ft shopping mall with cinemas, a supermarket, restaurants and retailers at the Jumeirah Village Circle community.
Dubai developer Nakheel has been focussing on boosting its retail and hospitality portfolios and has a number of projects underway within those segments.
It is building Nakheel Mall and The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah and a mall and night market at Deira Islands and extending its Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta complexes.
It is also constructing five neighbourhood shopping centres, the first of which – at Jumeirah Park – will open shortly.