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Aldar, Diamond Developers launch sales for The Sustainable City – Yas Island project

Aldar, Diamond Developers launch sales for The Sustainable City – Yas Island project

Construction of the project will commence in Q2 2023, with first handovers expected in Q4 2025

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Aldar Properties and Diamond Developers have announced that sales will open for The Sustainable City – Yas Island on January 19.

Available for buyers of all nationalities, the sustainable development will feature condominiums and townhouses located in 10 clusters.

In the first phase of the project, 272 condominiums and 240 townhouses will be released for public sale.

The companies announced they were forming a joint venture for the development of a fully sustainable community on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in January last year.

The family-friendly development, which will be built along the lines of The Sustainable City – Dubai, is underpinned by three sustainability pillars – social, environmental, and economic.

Use of clean energy

As one of the few Estidama 3-pearl communities in Abu Dhabi, it will be powered by clean renewable energy, including solar panels embedded in all parking structures, enabling residents to save up to 50 per cent on energy bills.

Additionally, high-efficiency water systems, sustainability tech, community design principles, and recycling facilities within the community will help to reduce carbon emissions, water consumption, energy usage, and waste.

The project has a central green spine that runs the length of the community, featuring parks, lakes, and biodomes where vegetables will be grown and distributed throughout the community.

It will also feature communal facilities and amenities, including an equestrian centre with stables, a track and two arenas, a gym and multiple pools, cycling and jogging tracks, football, basketball and padel courts, retail and F&B outlets, a nursery, a centre for autism, and a green and sustainable mosque.

A network of communal battery-charged buggies and bicycles will be available so that residents and visitors can move around while their cars remain parked on the outer edge of the development.

The community’s design philosophy has focused on increasing walkability and accessibility at all levels.

A landmark project

Jonathan Emery, CEO at Aldar Development said, “The Sustainable City – Yas Island is a landmark project for Aldar, reflecting our commitment to provide an increasingly diverse range of curated living experiences that our local and overseas customers tell us they want to live and invest in. This new community is a hugely powerful response to the strong demand we see for a more sustainable way of living, with the emergence of a more environmentally conscious customer group who seek a natural lifestyle experience that focuses on low carbon emissions, energy conservation, and the fundamental principles of a circular economy. The community will be brought to life in partnership with Diamond Developers, experts in the creation and management of sustainable cities, and champions of place-making and a low carbon future.”

Salah Habib, Chief Executive Officer at Diamond Developers said, “Cities need to create a path to net-zero emissions that considers city-specific features like building material, food production and mobility solutions. The Sustainable City – Yas Island marks a key milestone in our journey to supporting the UAE’s Net Zero targets. The community will give residents of Abu Dhabi the chance to live in a sustainable community, with access to clean energy, locally grown food, recycled water, and waste with carbon-free mobility. The community will also embrace the latest innovations in sustainable technology, placing the community in Abu Dhabi at the forefront of the battle against climate change.”

Construction of the project will commence in Q2 2023, with first handovers expected in Q4 2025.

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