ABU DHABI: One of Abu Dhabi’s most established and successful shopping centres has completed a major extension, with over 100 new shops and restaurants ready to trade in less than six months.
Al Whada Mall, managed and developed by Line Management & Investments, part of the Emke Group, has undergone a major extension to meet the demands of retailers seeking exposure to the mall’s strong track record as one of the leading shopping centres in Abu Dhabi.
Announcing Vindico Retail’s appointment as the project’s tenant coordination and design review team, Mr Raja Abdul Khada, Director at Line Investments & Property wrote, “Vindico Retail are one of the most experienced and qualified fitout process management companies in the UAE.”
This claim was put to the test in one of the tightest delivery programmes seen across Vindico Retail’s twenty-five project openings. “The Client’s development strategy was to achieve a soft opening within a shortened programme to take advantage of the mall’s existing strong footfall,” comments Scott Strader, Vindico Retail Project Director. “This translated into working very closely with the Client, Leasing, Construction and Tenant teams to execute the retail delivery process across 160 units in six months.”
“Over 100 units completed the design and fitout for soft opening. The momentum achieved off the back of a successful leasing campaign will see another 50 fitouts complete ahead of the extension’s marketed launch early next year.” Marc McQuain, Vindico Retail Co-Founder and Director comments, “We worked hard to build our working relationship with Line Investments on the successful opening of RAK Mall, which was critical in hitting the ground running at Al Whada. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Line Investments in the regional rollout of their LuLu Hypermarket anchored schemes.”