‘Picnic Square’ is Dubai’s new family-focused dining destination at Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Summertown collaborated closely with Times Square Center management team to deliver the 2,330 sqm sustainable design and build project, handing over the vibrant new dining space to the Times Square Center in November 2021, ready for their new food and beverage partners to move in. Click here to view the full fly through video.
Setting a new standard for shopping mall open plan dining areas, Picnic Square’s contemporary design features natural materials, the integration of biophilic elements such as plants and greenery, and a variety of high-quality seating options and areas. Family-friendly seating zones including stylish ‘private pods’ for mothers to feed their babies in privacy; all complement the functional open plan design. Click here to hear from Times Square Management.
In line with Times Square Center’s sustainability focus, Summertown applied sustainable building practices whilst building the project and is aiming to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the new artisan food dining area.
A key challenge during the refurbishment was that it was a live project in an open shopping mall, so much of the work was completed in the evenings to avoid too much noise and disruption to tenants and customers. The new open ceiling design also required specific focus to ensure the mechanical, electricals, and plumbing (MEP) where coordinated seamlessly to create the desired white finish.
Nicola Trivett, Summertown’s Projects Director on the design and build project said: “The successful delivery of this project is the result of high-level communication between our project team and the mall’s management, ensuring timely completion of the project. We are delighted to handover this high-end sustainable family-friendly dining area that fulfil client’s goals.” Click here to hear from the project team.