Construction on SODIC’s Eastown District New Cairo (EDNC) remains very much on schedule, with delivery set to start in 2021, according to Magued Sherif, the company’s Managing Director.
SODIC has awarded over EGP 1.7bn in construction contracts for work at the EDNC project, which will bring 90,000 sqm of prime commercial and retail space to the market.
Located directly on Road 90, the EDNC represents the commercial component of the company’s mixed-use development, Eastown, and SODIC’s largest non-residential offering in the East Cairo area.
Its salient location places it firmly on New Cairo’s main roadway and central axis, and immediately adjacent to the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Over 50% of the construction work has been completed, including the concrete skeletons for all buildings.
Destined to be New Cairo’s newest upscale retail destination, EDNC’s retail complex constitutes of 22,250 sqm of total built up area, featuring a mix of ground floor and single story buildings.
Composed of a total of about 63,000 sqm of built up area, the office complex at EDNC is composed of cantilevered four-storey buildings. These have been developed sustainably with their facades featuring high-performance curtain wall double- glazing.
They also boast high-quality insulated precast concrete panels, to encourage a healthy productive environment with a reduced carbon footprint.
The façade design is elevated on a glass base intersected by abstract cut-outs, creating vantage points for each building while ensuring a sense of unity within the entire complex. The unique buildings overlook a central piazza connecting to the main spine of the retail hub.