Union Properties breaks ground on Phase I of $598m Motor City

Dubai developer Union Properties has broken ground on the first phase of its AED2.2 billion ($598 million) Motor City Developments. UAE-based Airolink is the EPC contractor for the first of the proposed phased developments featuring 880 residences.

Union Properties has broken ground on the first phase of its AED2.2 billion ($598 million) Motor City Developments featuring 880 residences in Dubai. The UAE-based Airolink has been signed up as the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor for the project.
Valued at AED800 million, the Motor City Views is the first of the proposed phased developments within the mega project coming up on a sprawling 35.3 million sq ft area offering a mix of residential, business, sports and leisure opportunities. 
A city within a city’ the Motor City Developments comprises six sectors with unique destinations - Avenue District, Dubai Autodrome, Union District Mall, OIA Residence, Uptown, Green Community MotorCity, and First Avenue Mall & Hotel - and will also be home to a total of 11,630 residential units.

Located in the heart of Motor City and overlooking its famous racetrack, the Motor City Views consists of three buildings each of 7-storeys comprising commercial spaces for retail stores, restaurants, shopping centers and apartments.

The project, which boasts a built-up area of over 1 million sq ft,  features 880 residences with a mix of 313 studios, 427 one-, 133 two- and seven three-bedroom apartments. 

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony held yesterday (September 15), Union Properties Chairman Khalifa Hassan Al Hammadi said: "The Motor City Views project is the true embodiment of the developer's innovative concept, and Airolink is the right EPC partner to realize this vision."
"As a consistent leading contractor in the industry, Airolink has a proven track record of handing over high-quality landmark projects, even during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic," he stated in the presence of the management and representatives from both Union Properties and Airolink.
General Manager Abdullah Al Rustumani said the main objective of the Motorcity Views was to provide a distinct residential destination and a new urban landmark, offering a qualitative addition that enriches the urban development in Dubai through the construction of a diversified residential complex equipped with the latest integrated facilities.
On the contract win, Airolink Chairman and CEO Dr Anil Pillai said: "We are proud to associate with Union Properties to elevate the Motor City Developments to even greater heights."
Head of Projects Elwood Macalalad said: "Quality and affordability are the key! We are pleased to align with Airolink to launch this exciting development, reaffirming our commitment to develop thriving communities throughout the UAE."
The apartments are divided into three buildings with seven floors and are serviced by recreational areas designated for residents, such as air-conditioned sports halls, covered children's playgrounds, and swimming pools of different sizes for all age groups. 
The buildings include a retail area with diverse shops, restaurants, and various recreational activities to meet the residential community's needs.-TradeArabia News Service