Akar Technical Services, the landscape contractor owned by the Oman-based Al Yusr International Muscat, has said that it has successfully completed work at the Villanova residential community in Dubai, valued at USD $14.9 million.
Located in Dubailand, the Villanova community consists of cluster homes and an array of standalone villas and apartments. Akar’s work on the project last 18 months and the contract included the construction of four sets of swimming pools – main and kids’ pools, along with underground pump rooms and balancing tanks – and the supply and installation of more than 100,000sqm of precast pavers of different colours and patterns. These included curb stones for parking, with various sizes of natural gravel.
Also included in the contract was the installation of decorative fences for swimming pools (as per authority standards), shade structures for play equipment; Supply and installation of play equipment, fitness equipment, basketball courts including rubber flooring and acrylic court finish.
In addition, Akar provided installation of street furniture, including bollards, wooden and concrete benches, litter bins, sun loungers, precast BBQ with table set. Softscape work comprising the integration of 2500sqm geogrid cells in steep slopes, around 75,000 sqm of shrubs, ground covers and grass, 4,056 trees and 400 palm trees was also carried out. This was followed by irrigation work wherein integration of sub main line, lateral line, drip tube, irrigation chambers, pull box and valves was executed.
In terms of installation, testing and commissioning of lights, Akar provided services for pole lights, bollard lights, shade structure lights, CCTV containments for all the pools and tree up lights.
Adnan Nalwala, executive director, Akar Technical Services Co, said: “Villanova is an ambitious project that will enable us to showcase Akar’s exceptional landscaping expertise and help augment Dubai’s over-arching goal of creating exceptional and integrated lifestyle experiences that enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike.
“We would like to thank all the consultants, the main contractor and our partners for their assistance in delivering the project in a timely manner and to the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability.”
The Villanova master development is located at the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road with Emirates Road and is owned by Dubai Properties.
“The award to Akar Technical Services at the Villanova development strengthens our longstanding relationship with Dubai Properties and further complements our diversified portfolio of landmark developments across UAE and Oman. Despite the complex design, our integrated engineering solutions and dedication of our talented workforce helped in timely delivery of the project-taking into account every specification and goal of the client. Moving forward, we are committed to contributing towards UAE’s landmark development agenda, combining our landscaping expertise with a proven record of delivering timely and state-of-the-art services and maintenance solutions,” Nalwala concluded.
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