Wasl have redefined their ‘build to rent’ business model by developing the next generation of building typologies on their significant land bank across Dubai. Currently, Wasl are constructing a series of residential buildings near the maritime Port & Dry Docks area of the city having previously retained AK Design to complete the design phase which is based on contemporary architectural styling and subsequently supervise the building phase. Consequently, the project has progressed into a more satisfying architectural massing which is aesthetically superior to the bland buildings which dominate the vicinity.
Space programme considerations include full plot area basement car parking, ground floor retail inclusive of food and beverage units and a mix of 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed units located on the upper levels. Enabling works have now been completed on site and the reinforced concrete raft foundation is in place together with provision for MEP infrastructure and elevator shaft bases. Current work is focused on the construction of the ground floor level and the structural column grid to support the upper levels. AK Design have deployed a full construction supervision team to manage the works to compliant completion.