With 280 villas, 100 apartments, schools, malls and sustainability center
A completion of phase one infrastructure at Sharjah Sustainable City
Yousif Ahmed Al Mutawa: Home design reserve sources and boosts energy efficiency
Sharjah Sustainable City announced the completion of the infrastructure works in the first phase of the project, which is expected to be delivered in 2021. Phase one includes 280 villas, 100 apartments with special rental system.
Sharjah Sustainable City, the first urban mixed-use project in the Emirate of Sharjah, which meets the highest standards of green economy and environmental sustainability. It is the outcome of a strategic partnership between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, a leading sustainable communities developer in the UAE.
Sharjah Sustainably City is a four phase’s project with a total housing area of 3.3 million square feet, whereas each phase is about 825,000 square feet. By May 2020, the first mockup of the actual villa will be open to public and by 2023; the whole project will be completed. Said Yousif Ahmed Al Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer of “Sharjah Sustainable City”.
The project will include a sustainable school, which will promote the concepts of sustainability through school curricula. It will also feature a ‘Sustainability Experience Centre’ – a platform to host meetings and forums by government and academic entities, NGOs, as well as school and university students, centered around promoting awareness about environmental issues and sustainable living. It also includes Community mall and green houses with vertical farms.
Al-Mutawa commented; the Emirate of Sharjah, with the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, embraces creativity and innovative concepts as they support and sponsor the initiatives that boost new ideas in various fields, with focus on the integrated real estate projects that add value to the emirate. That is why we are confident of the success of the Sharjah Sustainable City project, which is based on the principles of sustainability in all its environmental, social and economic aspects.
He added that the project, with AED 2 billion investments, includes 1120 multi-space villas, strategically located in Sharjah near Al Rahmaniya area. This will ensure the ease and speed of new owners moving to their homes upon completion of phase one construction, which includes 280 villas townhouses vary between 3, 4 and 5 rooms, in addition to 100 apartments which will be offered for rent. The project is designed to cover all three elements of sustainability: economy, social and environment. It also takes into consideration a range of initiatives to ensure the reserving of resources and cost saving, through designing homes that ensure energy efficiency and the use of environment- friendly building materials.
Al Mutawa confirmed that they intend to develop the project as soon as possible concentrating on high quality. The works will abide to the plans set with the highest technical specifications and standards. The construction works will be done according to the schedule.
He added, the smart designs of sustainable villas provide great saving opportunities for the residents specially in service bills which may be up to 100% in electricity and 50% in water bills. The entire city’s energy will be provided by solar panels, and smart systems will be used to save water consumption. There will also be a mixed-use area, where nature, green spaces, health, education and leisure activities are at the top of the city’s priorities, with an emphasis on a sustainable lifestyle.
Al-Mutawa pointed out that the project aims to reduce carbon emissions by applying latest –of –the-art environmental practices such as self-driving EVs for transportation and providing EV charging stations. The project provides integrated and luxurious services that guarantee a modern lifestyle that meets the highest standards of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The “Sharjah Sustainable City” adopts a wide range of integrated sustainable solutions, including a gray – black water separation system, gray water recycling for use in irrigation. The City is also surrounded by a green fence that will boost improving air quality and will attract biological diversity within.
It is noteworthy that the City includes a center that provides a variety of social activities, multi-use facilities for shopping and entertainment, health clubs, swimming pools for men and women, bike paths, jogging tracks, restaurants, nurseries, medical clinics and a mosque.
The city also provides environment- friendly villas with the highest efficiency standards. They are designed with modern oriental concepts that blend contemporary aesthetic details with traditional touches, in harmony with the aesthetic characteristic of the Emirate of Sharjah. The project provides a variety of options in spaces and interior design for villas, while providing full amenities as well as the requirements of modern family lifestyle. All the residential units are equipped with environment- friendly electrical appliances.
About “Sharjah Sustainable City”
The “Sharjah Sustainable City” is the first integrated low-energy consumption project in the Emirate of Sharjah, where the society depends on adopting economic, social and environmental sustainability concepts. The Sharjah Development and Investment Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, the company specialized in developing sustainable environmental projects in the UAE, joined forces to develop this multi-use project, which is in line with the highest international standards. The project aims to be the first integrated and sustainable global community in the Middle East and North Africa. The city operates 100% of solar energy and recycles 100% of waste water and solid wastes. There will be vegetables farming and leafy plants on site so as to encourage walking and jogging. The “Sharjah Sustainable City “is developed on an area of 7.2 million square feet and includes many residential complexes of three, four and five bedroom villas, in addition to a farm, a community shopping center, a sustainability center and a school.