ABU DHABI: Aldar Properties PJSC has re-appointed Vindico Retail to its Yas Island Mall retail & leisure development in Abu Dhabi, UAE.Originally appointed as Retail Delivery Managers to the project in 2008, the role was re-tendered in line with the project’s revised forecast opening in Q1 2014, with an expanded scope to include Tenant Design Review services.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our relationship with Aldar on Yas Mall”, commented Peter Row, Founding Director of Vindico. “Our investment in an in-house retail & technical design team allows us to provide integrated tenant coordination & design review service to Yas Mall, with the Client showing faith in the benefits this approach will bring.”
Scott Strader, Vindico Retail’s Project Director for Yas Mall comments: “The team is looking forward to again working with the regional tenants and international brands we have built relationships with on our other projects in Abu Dhabi. Aldar’s construction programme is progressing well and the Client has strong expectations of what it wants from its Tenant’s in design”.
Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi’s first super-prime regional shopping centre destination, located on Yas Island adjacent the Yas Marina Formula One circuit and Ferrari World theme park. Abu Dhabi’s only Ikea store, trading since 2010 is one of six anchors and 450 speciality and food & beverage outlets that make up the 2.6 million square foot development.
Vindico’s appointment follows a four month competitive tender process managed directly by Aldar.