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SIEC commissioned a retail centre project in The Pulse Community of Dubai South

Studio Engineering International Consultants (SIEC) announced that they have been commissioned by Dubai South to carry out a full pre-contract service of an approximate 20,000sqm of GFA as a retail centre on a plot of land in The Pulse Community of Dubai South. The retail centre is targeted at the mid-class user in Dubai, UAE.

Whilst recognising the need to develop a fast-paced and cost-effective development, our approach focussed on the development of a retail centre with parking on the rooftop.

The immediate consideration that drove this decision was the saving in terms of total BUA that would be gained when this approach was considered over a basement parking option.

The positioning of the parking on the roof level creates a condition wherein the value of the 1st floor as a revenue space is increased dramatically. This compared to traditional retail centres when this space is accessed predominantly from the ground level with the greatest value always being given to the units at grade.

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