Dubai projects, Dubai Commercity, Sustainable design, United Arab Emirates

Dubai's new 19-hectare project Commercity to implement sustainable design strategies

Located five minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the new 19ha project, Commercity, will feature sustainable design methods that minimise the use of cooling systems.

To be split into three clusters that host office space, warehouses and a community-focused social hub with gyms and cafés, the project's social cluster has been designed to narrow and widen, dictating the flow of air. Additionally, the warehouse cluster will be powered entirely by solar panels.

Dubai Commercity is aiming to achieve Leed Platinum certification, and its team is said to be working with Dubai Government authorities to reduce its carbon footprint.

According to Construction Week, the project has seen its investment grow by 18 percent to $871m (AED3.2bn) since its launch in 2017, leading to the total leasable area of the project to increase by more than a third due to demand from companies interested in the space. Construction is due to begin next year, with piling and shoring work to start in the first six months of 2019. 

“A tender will be issued soon,” Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Hammadi, senior manager of marketing and corporate communications at Dafza, said. “We will be delivering this project in phases, so we are aiming to deliver Phase 1 of the project in Q3 2020. Phase 2 will follow the year after.”

Dubai Commercity is being developed as a joint venture between Dafza and Wasl Asset Management Group.