Construction firm Al Sharqiya Real Estate Developers has launched the OMR120m ($310.8m) Sur Gate project at Sur Industrial Estate in Oman.
The 225,000m² integrated mixed-use project will include a 11,800m² hypermarket, a 58,440m² shopping mall, and a 20,130m² hotel and business centre.
It will also include 25,670m² of commercial space, town houses of different sizes and a 5,860m² accommodation complex for employees of the industrial estate.
The hotel will feature a range of leisure facilities, including a gymnasium, rooftop swimming pool and a four-screen cinema hall.
Al Sharqiya Real Estate Developers chief executive officer Yasser Ali Al Alawi said: "This project will open wide horizons of cooperation with various service parties from the government and private sectors."
The residential building will offer two and three bedroom apartments for smaller families, and each residential plot will have large gardens and green walkways.
The office spaces will include four exhibition halls for meetings and conferences, a lounge with cafes and a mini-mart, as well as vehicle parking facilities.
Located at the entrance of Sur near the coastal highway that links Muscat governorate to Sur City and the rest of the Sharqiyah region, the development is intended to serve Sur city and the entire Sharqiyah governorate.
The developer said the project has been designed according to Omani psyche, culture and lifestyle.
In February 2012, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) and Al Sharqiya Real Estate Developers signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the Sur Gate project.
A similar residential, service and entertainment project is currently under implementation at Rusayl Industrial Estate in Muscat, and there are plans to initiate others in Sohar Industrial Estate, Nizwa Industrial Estate and Sumail Industrial Estate.
Image: The 225,000m² project will feature residential buildings, offices, a hotel and a shopping mall. Photo: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates.