Nakheel’s International City community centre signs Union Coop

RetailME Bureau

UAE-based real estate developer Nakheel has signed Union Coop supermarket as the anchor tenant at its new, 79,000 sqft community centre at International City. Union Coop will take up more than 40% (33,333 sqft) of the community mall, which will have 24 shops, four restaurants and two coffee shops.

The retail facility, due for completion in 2015, will serve residents at International City, as well as people living at nearby Warsan Village, Nakheel’s newly-launched gated community of 940 townhouses. According to a Nakheel spokesman, the new International City retail centre offers a much needed new venue for shopping, dining and social interaction to one of its biggest and most popular communities.

Two other Nakheel community centres, currently under construction at Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Park, are 100% leased and due to open in early 2014. Nakheel is also currently evaluating other locations for further neighbourhood centres.