UAE-based developer Arada has awarded the infrastructure design contractor for Wood Bagot-designed Aljada development in Sharjah to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Jacobs will manage all aspects of the infrastructure for the mixed-use development including roads, water, power and drainage, ensuring full integration with the overall masterplan.
Aljada, unveiled by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah aims to transform the future of the emirate.
Aljada is situated on the last major plot of undeveloped land in the heart of Sharjah, with connectivity to surrounding areas, and will comprise of retail, leisure and entertainment options, in addition to a wide range of residential and commercial offerings.
The Aljada masterplan is designed by Woods Bagot to integrate walkability and wide green spaces.
“One of the things we did, design-wise, to promote outdoor comfort, is align the buildings to maximise self-shading,” said Ibrahim Al Nemeh, design director, Arada.
The Sharjah masterplan is also inspired by the emirate’s old neighbourhoods, Woods Bagot said.