ASGC Bags Projects Worth AED 3 Billion

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 23, 2010 - Working at full capacity, a strong order book and good prospects are rare statements in the current economic climate for construction companies. But hold true for Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC) that has won a string of lucrative projects in the last few months. ASGC been appointed as the main contractor for several prestigious developments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Egypt. Included in its list of new contracts are Ambulatory Hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Marina Bay, Ocean Scape and Al Wifaq Tower on the Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, Seasons Community in Jumeirah Village in Dubai, The Onyx on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, The One - Commercial Tower in TECOM Dubai, Wasl Square, Safa South Complex in Jumeirah, Dubai and Marassi in the North Coast in Egypt. These amount to a total value of approximately AED 3bn.

    Making the announcement on the occasion of The Big 5, Mr Bishoy Azmy, CEO, ASGC, said, "After an all time low, activity in construction sector has improved and we are glad to have signed up these fabulous deals that range from residential towers to commercial centres and healthcare facilities."

    Comprising a ground floor and 4 parking levels, the 24- storey tower makes its mark on the city's skyline with outstanding facilities. Its distinctive design and elegant shape makes it an instantly recognizable entity. An integral part of the complex is a landscaped roof deck with superb seating arrangements, a swimming pool, spa, and healthclub. Adding to the building's appeal is a plush lobby overlooking beautiful water features and an inviting outdoor dining area offering a selection of popular restaurants and cafes. Within close proximity of the tower is a string of retail outlets located on the promenade stretching full length of the lakeside. Mr Azmy said, "Everything we have done is to integrate the building with its fabulous surroundings that enjoys an easy access from Business Bay Bridge."

    Windsor Manor offers residents a choice of 338 luxurious apartments including 1, 2, 3 bedroom and duplex 1 and 2 bedroom units with beautiful lake and landscape views. Brilliantly blending aesthetics with cutting edge technology, it boasts high speed internet and wireless system, state-of-the-art elevators, spacious balconies on every floor, 531 parking lots, district cooling system, video security CCTV system, access control system and fire alarm system. At the same time the tower is designed to be energy efficient.

    Work began on the tower in last quarter of 2007 and took nearly two and a half years to complete. The building is now open for viewings (by appointment only). There are already people clamouring to buy into the development with 50% of the project sold out. The handover of the apartments is expected to start within the next few weeks.

    According to industry experts property prices are beginning to stabilize lately with only a slight drop in the last few months. Despite the slide, the house price index for Dubai shows a 7% increase in overall house price values year-on-year from Q2 2009 to Q2 2010. Mr Azmy said, "In the last 12 months we have seen the index moving only 1.8% from the average value of 115 index points indicating a measure of stability over the past year. This is mainly because a large number of projects scheduled for completion this year have been delayed. Winsor Manor is a self contained development that offers compelling opportunities for buyers. These days purchasers are not buying to trade but to hold for the long term. Certainly those who buy the property now will be sitting on a huge profit."

    Around 33,000 residential units are expected to be released onto the market by the end of 2010, down from its earlier estimate of 41,000 following project delays or rescheduling. Currently there are 340,000 residential properties in Dubai with an average occupancy rate of 87%.

    About ASGC
    Brilliantly led by President Emad Azmy, ASGC is a broadly spread organisation well supported by its sister companies. Al Shafar group has over 16 companies under its umbrella providing an array of specialized contracting services and construction materials. Driven by value and quality, the group has been a major player in the UAE building industry for the past two decades and has to its credit over 250 prime projects including landmarks such as Dubai Police General Headquarters, DAFZA Headquarter, UAE Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Dubai Internet City - Phase III, Dubai Studio City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Golden Mile Residence - Palm Jumeirah and Business Central Towers. The company's projects range from skyscrapers to residential towers, government buildings, educational facilities, factories and healthcare projects.

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