Alec wins Dubai World Trade Centre contract

25 May 2008
The local Alec has been awarded the AED3.4bn ($910m) contract to build the first phase redevelopment of the World Trade Centre in Dubai.

The project involves the construction of seven towers with 242,000 square metres of offices, a 35,000 square-metre four-star hotel, a 22,000 square metre three-star hotel, 20,000 square metres of retail space and a four-level, 110,000 square-metre basement. The total built-up area is about 1 million square metres. The scheme also involves a five-star hotel tower, which is expected to be tendered separately, and a substation that will be built by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

The other bidder for the contract was the local/Australian Nasa Multiplex. The local Middle East Foundations has been awarded the piling contract. Khansaheb is already working on the excavation package. The UK's Mace International is the project manager. Hopkins Architects, also of the UK, is the consultant, and another UK-based firm WSP, is the structural, mechanical and electrical engineer. Dubai World Trade Centre is the client (MEED 4:3:08).

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