The developer Tanmiyat is set to deliver all 500 of the villas at its delayed Living Legends project in Dubailand by the second quarter of next year, according to the company’s property management agency Delta International Real Estate.
The company has just announced the completion of the project’s first phase of 172 villas, although a lack of electricity and water connections to the site means that the first residents are unlikely to move into their new homes until the new year.
Moreover, one of the 12 apartment blocks, building 10, is also ready for occupation, said Delta International’s chief executive, Saleh Tabakh.
The Saudi Arabian property developer Tanmiyat launched the Living Legends project in the Al Barari area of the city in 2006, aiming to finish work between 2008 and 2010. However, the project was halted during the financial crisis and only restarted in 2012.
Mr Tabakh said that a lot of work has been completed this year. At the start of the year, only 46 per cent of the site’s infrastructure had been completed. Today, that figure is 80 per cent.
“In terms of handover, it will be three phases, but we are accelerating the work so hopefully we can try to have all of the villas completed by the second quarter of next year. In every villa, they have completed construction 100 per cent. The only thing is finishing – interior work and gardening work.”
He added: “As with any other project in the market there was a slowdown, but in my opinion Tamniyat were brave enough to come back and say, ‘we are committed and we have delivered’.”
He said that the work of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority had encouraged several other developers in the Al Barari district of Dubailand to progress their projects, describing the area as “a massive construction site”.
This week Tanmiyat announced that it was planning to develop a pair of high-rise buildings at Living Legends containing 750 apartments, known as Skyline Towers. These will sit on top of a new mall serving the community and are scheduled to be completed by 2018.
“It’s called Skyline because it’s one of the very few angles in Dubai where you see the entire skyline,” said Mr Tabakh.
The developer is completing the approvals project for Skyline Towers, but Mr Tabakh said he hoped for a launch at the Dubai Property Show in Mumbai on November 7.
He added that site work was likely to start at the end of the year.
He said that the work of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority had done building new roads encouraged several other developers in the Al Barari district of Dubailand to progress their projects, describing the area as “a massive construction site”.
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