Masterplan by architect Broadway Malyan for 680ha Yas Island waterfront community approved by planners

A masterplan by architect Broadway Malyan for a new 680ha waterfront community of up to 55,000 inhabitants on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, has been approved by planners.

The residential scheme, for client Aldar PJSC, has been approved by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

It is the latest stage in the ongoing development of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure and entertainment district, which features the F1 motor racing circuit, signature hotels, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, a water-park currently being built and high end retail.

Broadway Malyan practice director James Rayner said: “The approval of the masterplan is a major milestone in the creation of this major new residential area, with the success testament to close partnering with the client and the world-class skills, expertise and experience of our diverse team of global masterplanning experts.”

The practice added that the masterplan will see the communities linked by a “comprehensive open space, road, light rapid transport, pedestrian and cycle network to other notable destinations on the island, with good ‘walkability’ a key factor in the design.”

Community facilities within the scheme include schools, health clinics, extensive sports and recreation facilities, plus retail and commercial components.