Ian Williamson, vice president, UAE Project & Construction Services, who collected the award commented: “We are delighted that this great project and AECOM’s contribution to its success has been recognized by the judges at Construction Week. I want to extend my congratulations and thanks to all who have worked so hard over the past four years to ensure the success of Yas Mall. It is a highly significant development for Abu Dhabi and is an exceptional destination.”
Simon Gregg, project manager for the client, said: “I am delighted that AECOM’s hard work, professionalism and exemplary service has been recognized, it is well deserved.”
AECOM worked closely with Aldar Properties first as lead designers and then as construction supervisors to deliver the completed shopping mall to time and within budget. With 2.3 million square feet of leasable retail space, it is the largest retail development to achieve the 2-Pearl Estidama sustainability rating in the UAE, equivalent to LEED Silver rating. Yas Mall is the second largest mall in the UAE and boasts over 450 retail outlets, parking for 12,000 vehicles in four car parks and 116,000 square metres of external landscaping. It is expected to attract 20 million shoppers annually.