Faithful+Gould, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded the Masdar City Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services contract, to support the development of the Masdar City Square (MC2) project, which will include the first project of Abu Dhabi Net zero energy office building upon completion.
Masdar City, the sustainability-focused technology and innovation hub in Abu Dhabi, with consulting partners Faithful+Gould and Woods Bagot, officially launched the innovative project in June. The development will support Masdar City’s core values through its commitment to net zero, use of technology and well-being, fostering a wider community of businesses operating in harmony with the environment.
The MC2 development will cover an area of 29,000 square meters, a gross floor area (GFA) of 50,000 square meters and will include seven single and multi-tenant office buildings and parking. Under this contract, Faithful+Gould will manage the delivery of the project and direct all aspects of the project on behalf of Masdar City. This will cover quality assurance, quality control and environment, health and safety, design management, construction activity and project closure, including evaluation and selection of other consultants . Development work will begin this year and is currently expected to be completed in 2024.
“With a greater focus on achieving net zero goals in the Emirates, Masdar City is a global example of a vision that sets standards for the highest quality of life with the lowest environmental impact,” said Andrew Rotteveel, general manager of the program. Consulting, Middle East at Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. “With our net zero engineering capabilities and project management expertise, supported by digital solutions,
we will ensure that the Masdar City Square project is delivered to the highest standards of quality and sustainability.
In line with Masdar City’s contribution to the UAE’s Net-Zero by 2050 strategy, six of the MC2 buildings will be certified 4 Pearl Estidama, LEED Platinum and WELL Gold. LEED Platinum is the highest certification provided by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. WELL Gold is the second highest certification provided by WELL, the world’s first building standard that focuses exclusively on human health and well-being. Estidama Pearl Rating System is the green building rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Planning Board.
Masdar City offers a dynamic ecosystem of education, R&D, innovation and technology, as well as a unique strategic base through which companies can test new technologies and establish their partnerships locally and globally, while being spearheading innovations to achieve greener and more sustainable urban living. All buildings in Masdar City are required to achieve a minimum 3 Pearl Estidama rating, which means they are designed to reduce energy consumption by at least 40% and water consumption by at least 40% compared to the standards provided.
As a global leader in integrated project and program management consulting, Faithful+Gould has built a solid track record of delivering landmark projects in the Middle East, such as the Bvlgari Resort Dubai, the headquarters of the Department of Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism in the United Arab Emirates, and King Abdulaziz International Airport and Aldara Hospital in Saudi Arabia. This year, SNC-Lavalin Group launched Decarbonomics TM , a data-driven solution to cost-effectively decarbonize the built environment and accelerate travel from the global region and the Middle East
to net zero. Decarbonomics TM brings together the group, including the expertise and knowledge of Atkins and Faithful+Gould in construction services, engineering design, asset management, project management, cost consulting, data
data analysis and visualizations.