PROJECTS: Oman's Madinat Al Irfan Development Company awards construction contract for customer centre

Further infrastructure works will be announced later this year

  
Rendering of the Customer Service Centre for Madinat Al Irfan development in Oman

Rendering of the Customer Service Centre for Madinat Al Irfan development in Oman

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Madinat Al Irfan Development Company SAOC, a partnership between Oman's Omran and the UAE's Majid Al Futtaim Properties, announced on Sunday the award of construction contract for its Customer Experience Centre.

The Centre will be the headquarters and sales hub for the Sultanate's largest urban development project and will include interactive displays and a covered open-air plaza for project events, Majid Al Futtaim Properties said in a press statement.

The name of the contractor and contract value wasn't disclosed.

The Centre, located on a 550,000 square metres (sqm) site within the mixed-use development, is set to be completed by the first quarter of 2021 and would be powered by solar panels, the statement said.

The project's master plan covers almost five million sqm of land.

The Customer Experience Centre, which forms part of the initial phase of the development, is set amongst commercial office buildings, central marketplace, health care district, hotel, residential and serviced apartment buildings and a central park forming part of the future central district, according to the statement.

The initial phase also includes master planned single-family residential neighbourhoods, with school, community recreation centre, masjid, extensive community gardens and bikeways.

Phase one covers more than 55,0000 sqm, the statement noted.

Talal Al Rahbi, Chairman of Madinat Al Irfan Development Company, said the Centre represents around 11 percent of the overall site development.

Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim - Communities and Deputy Chair of Madinat Al Irfan Development Company's Board said the construction of the Centre is testimony to Oman's strong long-term fundamentals amid challenging market conditions.

"I can confirm that further infrastructure works will also be announced later this year," he said.

The joint venture is also developing concept designs for the first residential areas to be launched in the near future, the statement noted.

The project has a development timeframe of 30 years and will house 50,000 residents, the statement concluded.

(Writing by Madhura Deulgaonkar; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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