DMCC awards contruction contract to BESIX
To build a 78-storied ‘Uptown Tower’ in Uptown Dubai district
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.