Al Shirawi Facilities Management, one of UAE’s leading facilities management providers, has announced the signing of a three year contract with TECOM Investment’s Dubai Design District (D3) where Al Shirawi FM, a long time partner of TECOM, will oversee the entire Integrated Facilities Management of the 200 hectare project.
Located just across from Downtown Dubai and 15mins away from Dubai International Airport, D3 is the region’s first planned hub solely for the design, fashion and art sectors. Developed under the TECOM Investment brand and announced back in 2013, D3 upon completion, will comprise of offices, retail outlets, galleries, hotels and even residential spaces.
Commenting on the case, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Design District said, “We decided to go with Al Shirawi FM, because of our earlier experience with them at Dubai Industrial City and also from references from the market. Most importantly however, is the diversity of their portfolio. They can provide us with a lot of services, as a one-stop-shop for us in D3 and for our future tenants”.
In terms of IFM services, Al Shirawi FM will oversee the daily operation of MEP, specialized systems and building fabrics. It will also handle housekeeping and pest control services as well as onsite cleaning, irrigation services and the overall landscaping of the facility.
Stating the win, Navin Valrani, CEO of Al Shirawi FM said “We are already the largest private local FM company in the nation and D3’s presence will take us to a whole new level where we can have global ambitions”
Commenting on Al Shirawi FM’s approach towards D3, Evie Boustantzi, General Manager of Al Shirawi FM said, “At the core of our performance are our people whose empowerment, development and growth enable customer satisfaction. Knowledge absorption and retention are among the key areas we intensely focus on, to leverage from our learning environment. Due to its very nature D3 works as a catalyst on all those people elements that create a sustainable performing team.”
Al Shirawi FM is an Integrated Facilities Management Service Provider with over 285 contracts and employs a workforce of over 1500 people across the UAE. The company boasts an impressive IT infrastructure, in house 24/7 Call Centre, in house Security and Cleaning (general and specialized) services as well as an one-stop shop for Energy and Asset Tagging solutions. Al Shirawi FM follows a customer & employee centric, high work ethic that makes it stand out of the crowd.