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Abu Dhabi UPC’s approved projects triple in Q2 from previous quarter


September 2015

The total floor area of developments given the green light more than tripled in the second quarter of the year, according to figures recently released by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).

The UPC announced that 26 development projects spanning a total gross floor area (GFA) of 2,327,073 sqm were approved during Q2, compared with 708,999 sqm in the previous quarter. The number of projects given the go-ahead was up by just under 25 percent from the 21 approved in Q1.

On Abu Dhabi Island, a mixed-use tower development in a prime location facing the Abu Dhabi Corniche was approved.  The development has been designed with a distinct lower five-storey podium that has three 24-storey towers emerging over it. Also on Abu Dhabi Island, two residential tower building projects were given the go-ahead.

Located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, close to the Corniche Hospital, the Saraya residential tower, comprising 49 storeys and three basement floors for underground parking, was also approved.

On Abu Dhabi Mainland, the Burjeel Medical City project in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, a 300-bed specialty hospital covering a GFA of almost 82,000 sqm, was approved. Also on Abu Dhabi Mainland, the Abu Dhabi University will see an expansion of the existing female student accommodation building.