Arcadis, a leading global design and consultancy firm, has been signed up as the lead consultant and designer for Tilal Mall, an upscale retail destination which will be built at the heart of Sharjah’s Tilal City.

The Dh2.4-billion ($653 million) Tilal City is set to become the first-of-its-kind mixed-use community in Sharjah. Comprising 1,855 land plots, together with parks, educational institutions and community facilities, it offers the opportunity to UAE residents and GCC nationals to buy or lease land and develop properties in the emirate for the first time ever.

Under the agreement, Arcadis will provide architectural, engineering and cost consultancy services on the project, which will occupy an area of 2 million sq ft and will host a range of facilities, including a four-star hotel, a hypermarket, a fashion corner, a family entertainment centre, a multi-screen cinema and a boulevard, featuring culinary outlets.