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Dubai-based de­vel­oper, Da­mac Prop­er­ties, has is­sued a new ten­der for en­abling works on its VERA Res­i­dences, a 30-storey tower in Busi­ness Bay.

The ten­der is be­ing is­sued for en­abling works, which will pre­pare the ground for foun­da­tional lay­out, pil­ing work, fol­lowed by main con­struc- Al Fahid Is­land De­vel­op­ment, a high­end mixed-use wa­ter­front de­vel­op­ment in Abu Dhabi, has awarded its first con­struc­tion pack­age to Faith­ful+gould, a mem­ber of the Snc-lavalin Group.

The project man­age­ment con­sul­tancy was en­gaged in Q4 2017 by Al Fahid Prop­erty De­vel­op­ment to pro­vide cost man­age­ment ser­vices at de­sign, ten­der, and con­struc­tion stages on the de­vel­op­ment. Lo­cal con­trac­tor Bright Ac­cord Gen­eral Con­tract­ing has been awarded the nine-month recla­ma­tion tion work. The tower in­cludes a base­ment and ground level, three podium lev­els, 25 res­i­den­tial moors, and a rooftop.

Mo­hammed Ta­haineh, se­nior vice pres­i­dent – Com­mer­cial, Da­mac Prop­er­ties, said: “DA­MAC is is­su­ing the ten­der fol­low­ing un­prece­dented re­sponse by buy­ers pack­age and con­struc­tion work has now be­gun on site. Faith­ful+gould’s cost man­age­ment ser­vices cover the recla­ma­tion, marine works, site-wide in­fra­struc­ture and land­scap­ing, res­i­den­tial, and leisure com­po­nents.

Steven Batch­e­lor, re­gional di­rec­tor for com­mer­cial ser­vices in SNC Lavalin’s Faith­ful+gould busi­ness, said: “We played a key role award­ing the first con­struc­tion con­tract for this de­vel­op­ment and are ex­cited to see the de­vel­op­ment take its for­ma­tive shape. The client has mas­ter-planned a truly for this value-driven in­vest­ment propo­si­tion, lo­cated in the most de­sir­able area of Dubai. We wanted to start con­struc­tion work with­out de­lay, to be in a po­si­tion to de­liver the units to their new own­ers as quickly as we can.”

The en­abling works ten­der is for foun­da­tional work at the VERA Res­i­dences site and will see the ap­point­ment of en­abling con­trac­tor to take place by lrst week of April, with the en­abling works be­ing com­pleted within 30 days af­ter the con­tract award.

The 30-storey tower is com­ple­mented by life-en­hanc­ing ameni­ties in­clud­ing ded­i­cated chil­dren’s play area, bar­be­cue area, tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled swim­ming pool, lt­ness cen­tre, jog­ging track, steam rooms and sauna, land­scaped gar­dens, as well as cov­ered park­ing. VERA Res­i­dences will also in­clude a shop­ping boule­vard, fur­ther el­e­vat­ing the com­mu­nity feel and pro­vid­ing con­ve­nience to res­i­dents. ex­cep­tional lux­ury de­vel­op­ment that will trans­form the land­scape over the com­ing years.”

Lo­cated be­tween Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat and Yas Is­lands, Al Fahid Is­land will host a va­ri­ety of res­i­den­tial of­fer­ings in­clud­ing beach­front vil­las, lux­ury town­houses, and medium-rise apart­ment blocks sit­u­ated around a ma­rina, a beach club, re­tail and F&B out­lets, schools, com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties, and land­scaped com­mu­nity parks.

The master­plan will be de­liv­ered in five phases, with phase one hav­ing a plot area of circa 2,100ha. Jewelz is launched with a re­fined cus­tomer in mind, of­fer­ing lux­ury liv­ing at an af­ford­able price and 15% re­turns on the to­tal in­vest­ment. ” RIZWAN SA­JAN, DANUBE PROP­ER­TIES The pos­i­tive re­sults achieved by Emi­rates Steel in 2017 in­di­cate our suc­cess, de­spite the chal­lenges in the in­dus­try glob­ally.” HE ENG SAEED AL REMEITHI, EMI­RATES STEEL We are de­lighted to an­nounce that Az­izi De­vel­op­ments has pushed the bound­aries of in­no­va­tion with the de­vel­op­ment of one of the tallest tow­ers in Dubai.” MIRWAS AZ­IZI, AZ­IZI GROUP

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