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Faithful+Gould to support development of the dynamic MC2 project

It will include Abu Dhabi?s first net zero energy office building on completion. (Image Source: SNC-Lavalin Group)

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) services contract by Masdar City, to support the development of the Masdar City Square (MC2) project, which will include Abu Dhabi?s first net zero energy office building on completion

The MC2 development will cover an area of 29,000 sq m, a gross floor area (GFA) of 50,000 sq m and include seven single and multi-tenant office buildings and a parking facility. The project will cover quality assurance, quality control and environment, health and safety, managing design, construction activity and project close-out, including the evaluation and selection of other consultants. Work on the development will begin this year and is currently scheduled for completion in 2024.

In line with Masdar City?s contribution to the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 strategy, six of the MC2 buildings will be 4 Pearl Estidama, LEED Platinum, and WELL Gold certified. LEED Platinum is the highest certification provided by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design programme. WELL Gold is the second highest certification provided by WELL, the world's first building standard that focuses exclusively on human health and wellness. Estidama Pearl Rating System is the green building rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

Masdar City provides a dynamic ecosystem of education, R&D, innovation and technology, and a unique strategic base through which companies can test new technologies and build their partnerships locally and globally, all while spearheading the innovations to realise greener, more sustainable urban living.

This year, the SNC-Lavalin Group launched Decarbonomics, a data-driven solution to decarbonise the built environment in a cost-effective way and accelerate the global and Middle East region?s journey to net zero. Decarbonomics brings together the group, including Atkins and Faithful+Gould expertise and knowledge of building services, engineering design, asset management, project management, cost consulting, data analytics and data visualisations.