Sharjah’s architecture will soar as high rise buildings surrounding Al Hisn Fort and Bank Street will be demolished correspondingly in stages. The project is planned for completion in 2025.
From just debris and chronological footprints of the 1800s, Heart of Sharjah, a four-phase 15-year historical refurbishment project will remake the conventional legacy districts of Sharjah creating it a traveler and business center.
As the CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, puts it, Sharjah will construct and retrofit old residences to what they looked like half a century ago and connection the past, present and future through what was improved, what is being enhanced, and what will work 50 years from now.
Located just a few minutes away from the Buheirah Corniche and 10 minutes from the Sharjah International Airport, the Heart of Sharjah will develop and relate the historical Souq Al Shinasiyah and Sharjah’s heritage zones.
It was reported that they have verified everything. Souk Al Shinasiyah will be reconstructed on Bank Street based on the fundamentals identify through the study and information performed using ground penetrating radar. Excavation and exploration works are also ongoing with the support of HH Dr. Shaikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The survey and excavation works cover an area of 2,500sqm and are managed by the Sharjah Ruler’s Court in partnership with Shurooq and plus the technical cooperation from the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information’s Directorate of Heritage and Directorate of Antiquities.
At the moment working on phase 1 of the project, Shurooq is now prepared to tear down three buildings which have been made available by their owners and is enduring the owners get the finest in retailer’s investment.
The Heart of Sharjah, an extensive 35k sqm of lands will include diverse commercial, cultural and residential projects, including a boutique hotel, retail stores, art galleries, restaurants, traditional and contemporary markets, play areas, archaeological sites, museums, and commercial offices.