TDIC-Leighton was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 20,000 man labour village on Saadiyat Island.
The village houses construction workers and operational staff in the 56 accommodation buildings comprising more than 4,300 steel framed modules incorporating 290,000 square metres of insulated sandwich panel.
The village is designed to international per capita standards for space, food preparation and laundry facilities. It features accommodation, kitchen, dining, recreation, prayer halls, shops, satellite TV, and community facilities. It features ample green space, including a cricket pitch.
The village has been constructed in four clusters with room for further expansion to accommodate 40,000 workers if required. The buildings have been designed with significant environmental considerations including the installation of an energy-efficient cooling system and solar hot water systems.
The project was lost-time injury free (LTI Free), with a total of 6.5 million man-hours worked over 1,000 work-days. It received the ‘Metito GCC Social Project of the Year’ award at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2012.
Several associated businesses of the Habtoor Leighton Group were also involved in the project, including Habtoor ATCO and Habtoor Leighton Specon (HLS). Habtoor ATCO were the main contractors for the village accommodation and buildings.