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%.
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