British contractor Carillion has been awarded the contract to build the new, eco-friendly headquarters (HQ) for Bee’ah, Sharjah’s waste management company.
Carillion collaborated with UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects to win the contract and will manage the project via its UAE venture Al Futtaim Carillion.
The construction deal is said to be worth tens of millions of pounds, according to Sharjah Update.
Both Carillion and Zaha Hadid Architects contracts have been supported by UK Export Finance, Britain’s Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), under the department’s Direct Lending Facility.
Designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the building design takes its inspiration from desert sand dunes and reflects the organisation’s passion for leading environmental change.
To be located on a 9ha site adjacent to the Waste Management Centre in Sajaa Industrial City in Sharjah, the new HQ is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
Bee’ah expects the complex to being powered 100% by renewable energy by the year 2021.
In 2014, Bee’ah awarded British firm Chinook Sciences with a $490m (AED1.8bn) contract for the construction of an advanced 400,000 tonne per annum thermal energy-from-waste facility and earlier this year announced that Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, will build a new 300,000 tonne waste-to-energy plant in Sharjah