Discovery Gardens

Discovery Gardens

Project     - Discovery Gardens

Client       - Nakheel PJSC

Discovery Gardens is a modern residential community that opens up a cosmopolitan world of sophisticated living and offers integrated living at its best. An exceptional residential community located in Jebel Ali, Discovery Gardens consists six themed districts, each with its own distinctive character, capturing different elements of nature’s rich diversity – Zen, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Mogul, Mesoamerican and Cactus.

Discovery Gardens close proximity to Dubai’s major business and economic centres, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Metal and Commodities Centre and Ibn Battuta Mall make it ideally located for business and leisure. With more than 26,000 spacious apartments of various sizes,

Key Aspects

Contract Start 2011
Contract End Current
Emirate Dubai
Location Jebel Ali
Facility type Residential
Size/built-up area: 242 hectares
Contracting model   Integrated facilities management

Scope of services

  • Management of Integrated Facilities Services
  • Facilities Services to Building Common Areas and Community Areas
  • Engineering Services (HVAC, Electrical Systems, Plumbing Systems, Building fabric Maintenance and Premises refurbishment)
  • Specialized ELV systems Maintenance
  • Potable Water tank cleaning
  • Fire alarm system Maintenance
  • Conduct Daily MEP inspection & Report Submission
  • Elevator Maintenance Services
  • Cleaning Services
  • Pest Control Services
  • Landscaping and Irrigation Systems and infrastructure Services.

Additional services

  • Asset management
  • Condition survey
  • Helpdesk
  • Procurement and subcontractor management

Addressing challenges and introducing value-added factors

  • During our initial onsite inspections, we found buildings to be unoccupied and in poor condition. We conducted a comprehensive asset condition survey, and based on the results designed a corrective action maintenance program to bring the state of the buildings back to acceptable standards. We then designed a PPM schedule to maintain and continuously improve the level of maintenance quality.
  • To maintain the client’s full business continuity, we fast-tracked PPM schedules, deploying high-tech equipment to identify and rectify snags and defects within reasonable timeframes. This allowed the client to lease the properties far sooner than would otherwise have been possible.
  • By configuring HVAC system controllers to shut off during off-peak hours, and replacing lighting systems in the common and basement areas with energy-saving devices, we have significantly reduced the client’s monthly DEWA bills. We have achieved savings of up to 29% through modifications to frequency control units, air handling units, lighting and water systems.
  • We currently have a number of other possible solutions under study across various assets. We are working with a sustainable business partner to introduce a performance-based contract for environmental solutions, bringing the client guaranteed returns on sustainability investments.