Majid Al Futtaim has completed major earthmoving work for the first phase of its new flagship community in Dubai, Tilal Al Ghaf.
The grading works, which include excavation for Lagoon Al Ghaf, The Hive retail and leisure area, and site preparation for around 550 villas, cover around 1.1 million square metres of the three million square metre site.
In addition, earthworks included formation of temporary access roads to the site, comprising the sales centre and show village.
In total, earthworks have excavated around 1.6 million cubic metres of rock and soil from the site, with around one million cubic metres reused as fill, creating “level ground so construction can begin,” the property developer said in a statement.
The first villas are scheduled to be delivered in 2020, while the scheme is set for completion in 2027.
Hawazen Esber, CEO of communities at Majid Al Futtaim - properties, said: “As a developer, Majid Al Futtaim has established a proven track record of creating landmark destinations with the highest quality standards.
“The completion of Tilal Ghaf’s first phase earthworks ahead of schedule is a key milestone towards welcoming our first visitors and, ultimately, our first residents onsite to experience our mixed-use lifestyle offering.”
The community sales centre, show village, parts of Lagoon Al Ghaf, and The Hive are expected to be active onsite by Q4 2018.
Majid Al Futtaim launched Tilal Al Ghaf in April, representing a 14-billion-dirham investment over the next 10 years.
The community will feature four-neighbourhoods, with the first two, Serenity and Harmony, offered as part of the launch phase.
When complete, the phased project will include more than 6,500 freehold homes, ranging from apartments, townhouses and bungalows, as well as villas.