Carillion in front for more Dubai work

23 March 2014

The W Hotel & Residences will be built on the Palm Jumeirah’s crescent

The local Al-Sharq Investment has selected the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion for the contract to build the W Hotel & Residences on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

The project involves building three six-storey buildings on a 90,000-square-metre plot of land on the Palm Jumeirah crescent, next to the Kempinski hotel development. One of the buildings will be a 360-room hotel and the other two will be apartment buildings with 75 luxury units.

The lead consultant is the UK’s RMJM. The cost consultant is Ireland’s Bruce Shaw. The project manager is the UK-based Mace Group.

Al-Sharq Investment, the local subsidiary of the Saudi-based Al-Sharq Group of Companies, is the client.

In mid-March, Dubai World Trade Centre awarded Al-Futtaim Carillion an AED375m ($102m) contract to build the first phase of the Dubai Trade Centre District (DTCD).

The initial phase of the 146,000-square-metre development, which is being built between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers, includes an eight-storey office building and a 588-room hotel. Work is scheduled to begin next month with a scheduled completion date of third 2015.

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