Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) has appointed construction firm Progress Constructions LLC as the contractor for the Alandalus residential community project in Dubai.

With prices starting from $354,000 (AED1.3m), the mid-market residential and retail project will include 715 apartments, a Jumeirah Golf Estates’ second Clubhouse, and a hotel across 375ha of space.

The Alandalus Townhouses comprise 95 two and three-bedroom homes inspired by Andalusian architecture and are on track for a scheduled September 2018 handover.

Townhouses in the first two phases sold out in just three hours, and Jumeirah Golf Estates will launch the third phase later this year.

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Yousuf Kazim, CEO of Jumeirah Golf Estates, said: "The appointment of Progress Constructions LLC to build the townhouses and retail centre is an exciting milestone for Alandalus.

“We launched the development targeting a niche segment in the Dubai market that we believe has yet to be catered to, offering luxury living choices with affordable prices.”

Jumeirah Golf Estates awarded the main construction contract for Alandalus to Sumer Contracting Company.

In January, the real estate developer told Construction Week that it is placing an increased focus on leveraging Saudi investor interest in Dubai, with the project seeing an eclectic mix of investors and buyers of different nationalities so far.