The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved the plan, which covers over 3.5 million square metres of mixed-use development across commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and community uses, and will become the centres of Abu Dhabi’s new central business district.
The Abu Dhabi-based team Broadway Malyan has led the scheme since 2009 as lead consultant and part project manager to client the Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI), a business unit of Mubadala Development Company.
Al Maryah Island is midway between Mina Zayed, the upcoming developments at Al Reem Island and the new cultural district of Saadiyat Island. The island was recently renamed by Abu Dhabi Municipality in recognition of its economic and historical importance and geographic location.
Broadway Malyan director James Rayner said: “The green light for the concept masterplan is a major milestone in the creation of this huge new mixed-use development, with the success testament to close partnering with the client and the world-class skills, expertise and experience of our global masterplanning experts, as well as their understanding of critical factors such as local climate and culture.”
The practice will now target new appointments to support the delivery of the next stages of the scheme.