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Union Coop announces 40% completion of its Commercial Center in Al Barsha – 3

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DUBAI: The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, Union Coop through its ‘Investment Division’ has revealed that its Commercial Center project in Al Barsha – 3 area is 40% complete. The move comes within the framework of Union Coop’s plan for strategic expansion and increasing its outreach to serve the members of society, and contribute to obtaining a unique shopping experience. The new branch will increase Union Coop’s strategic inventory by 11%.

H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop

Commenting on the project, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop said: “The total cost of the project is estimated at AED 60 Million, and the project consists of basement, ground, mezzanine and first floor, where basement floor will be allocated to parking facilities for consumers and shoppers,in addition to providing stores for the branch along with shoppers service facilities such as toilets, ablutions and prayer rooms.”

Al Falasi added that: “The news branch is spread over an estimated area of 50,000 sq. ft. with the total build uparea of about 148,000 sq. ft. The new site is characterized by a direct view of Hessa Street, which connects Al Khail Street and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street with Dubai Marina region and the Sheikh Zayed Road. The branch will be able to serve the residents of Al Barsha, Al Barsha South, Marina and TECOM area.”

The CEO further added that the new branch would allocate the ground floor to 12 commercial, service stores and 16 point of sale counters, in addition to space for shoppers’car parking. The first floor of the center will consist of Union Coop hypermarket, covering an area of 40,000 sq. ft. housing over 50,000 products, in addition to dedicated sections of fresh food products such as a bakery, fishery, butchery, vegetables & fruits section, dairy section, spices, legumes, date, coffee and honey.

Work is currently underway to complete the concrete structure of the building at the end of casting the roof and floor surface, which is expected to be completed this week. Electromechanical and finishing work has also been carried out for the basement and ground floors.

Below is the timeline for the project implementation stages:

Project Stage           Start Date     End Date

Preliminary Stage – Drilling and Excavation      15/05/ 2019   15/06/ 2019

Excavation, Drilling and Shoring 16/06/ 2019   21/09/ 2019

Preparatory Phase – Key Implementation           21/09/2019    15/10/ 2019

Foundation   01/10/ 2019   30/12/ 2019

Casting – Ground Floor Roof        02/01/2020    23/02/2020

Casting – First Floor Roof  24/03/2020    28/03/2020

Casting – Mezzanine Floor Roof  29/03/2020    15/04/2020

Casting – Roof top   16/04/2020    20/05/2020

Electro-Mechanical works and Finishing of the Basement     16/03/2020    07/10/2020

Electro-Mechanical works and Finishing of the Floor  20/04/0202    08/10/2020

Electro-Mechanical works and Finishing of the First Ground Floor   21/05/2020    10/10/2020

Electro-Mechanical works and Finishing of the Mezzanine Floor     10/06/2020    29/09/2020

Electro-Mechanical works and Finishing of the Roof top        25/06/2020    10/11/2020

Façade works           11/07/2020    01/11/2020

Testing and Operating works         17/10/2020    15/11/2020 Delivery/Handover   15/11/2020    21/11/2020

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