DMCC awards con­truc­tion con­tract to BESIX

To build a 78-sto­ried ‘Up­town Tower’ in Up­town Dubai district

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

DUBAI: DMCC, the world’s lag­ship Free Zone and Gov­ern­ment of Dubai Author­ity, and master de­vel­oper of Jumeirah Lakes Tow­ers (JLT), an­nounced to­day that it has awarded a con­tract to BESIX, through its Dubai-based en­tity Bel­hasa Six Con­struct, to build the irst su­per tall tower in its Up­town Dubai district.

Named ‘Up­town Tower’, the 78-storey build­ing pro­vides breath­tak­ing views of Dubai’s water­front and iconic sky­line.

De­signed by Adrian Smith + Gor­don Gill Ar­chi­tec­ture, Up­town Tower repli­cates the bril­liance of di­a­monds through its faceted glass façade that il­lu­mi­nates the in­te­rior spa­ces with nat­u­ral light while il­ter­ing out harsh glare.

The in­te­ri­ors of the luxury hotel, unique F&B out­lets, and serene health spa de­signed by Rock­well Group, de­pict the district’s dis­tinct and bold per­son­al­ity.

“Award­ing Six Con­struct the con­tract to con­struct Up­town Tower is an im­por­tant step in bring­ing the much-an­tic­i­pated Up­town Dubai district to life. The qual­ity on show from the bids re­ceived was in­cred­i­bly high. This relects the level of in­ter­est from the global mar­ket­place to part­ner with DMCC, and be a part of an am­bi­tious project that will add a new land­mark to Dubai’s iconic sky­line,” said Ahmed Bin Su­layem, Ex­ec­u­tive Chairman, DMCC. In April 2018, DMCC part­nered with Ac­cor Ho­tels to bring their luxury life­style hotel and re­sorts brand, “SO/”, to the Mid­dle East for the irst time. In Au­gust 2018, DMCC also an­nounced that the con­struc­tion of the district is pro­ceed­ing at full pace with the com­ple­tion of pil­ing and raft works for the Up­town Tower. “Win­ning this con­tract is a sig­ni­icant mo­ment for Six Con­struct given that DMCC’S Up­town Dubai district is one of the most ex­cit­ing projects in the re­gion, and we look for­ward to work­ing along­side DMCC to de­liver to the emi­rate of Dubai a truly unique and in­spir­ing new desti­na­tion,” said Olivier Cras­son, Gen­eral Man­ager, BESIX Con­tract­ing Mid­dle East.

Up­town Dubai is a world­class smart district in­no­va­tively de­signed to de­liver a new ur­ban desti­na­tion for peo­ple to live, work and thrive in the Jumeirah Lakes Tow­ers (JLT) area. De­vel­oped by DMCC, the new district will in­clude more than 10 mil­lion sq/ft of Grade A com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial space, over 200 re­tail and F&B out­lets, ap­prox­i­mately 3,000 res­i­dences, and a num­ber of luxury ho­tels.

Up­town Dubai will be an­chored by two iconic su­per-tall tow­ers de­signed by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ar­chi­tects Adrian Smith & Gor­don Gill, com­pris­ing luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restau­rants, health spas, ex­ten­sive con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties, Grade A ofices, and 237 uniquely de­signed branded res­i­dences.

Head­quar­tered in Dubai, DMCC is the world’s most in­ter­con­nected Free Zone, and the lead­ing trade and en­ter­prise hub for com­modi­ties. Whether de­vel­op­ing vi­brant neigh­bour­hoods with world-class prop­erty like Jumeirah Lakes Tow­ers and the much-an­tic­i­pated Up­town Dubai, or de­liv­er­ing high per­for­mance busi­ness ser­vices, DMCC pro­vides ev­ery­thing its dy­namic com­mu­nity needs to live, work and thrive. Made for Trade, DMCC is proud to sus­tain and grow Dubai’s po­si­tion as the place to be for global trade to­day and long into the fu­ture.

Of­fi­cials dur­ing the sign­ing cer­e­mony in Dubai on Sun­day.

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