Dubai Contracting Company (DCC)has been awarded the AED 350 million ($95 million) superstructure package on the Dubai World Trade Centre (WTC) residence project. The 23-month contract will cover construction of the superstructure, external cladding and glazing (MEED 2:9:05).

The high-rise luxury residential development will house 377 apartments in two interconnected towers, 30 and 40 stories tall, complete with below-grade parking. The residences are to be built on the site of the former Hilton hotel, which was demolished in late March.

The local Al-Basti & Muktha (ABM) was the only other bidder for the contract. A tender for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works is still to be issued.

Swissboring, part of Italy’s Trevi Group, carried out the dewatering, excavation, removal of existing piles, earth support shoring system and piling works. Local hotel operator Jumeirah, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, will manage the residences. Boston-based Jurg Brannenis the interior design consultant and architect; Hyder Consulting, also of the UK, is the MEP consultant; the construction manager is the US’ Turner Construction International.

The client, Dubai World Trade Centre, is planning the redevelopment of the overall WTC site, for which the US’ HOKhas prepared the masterplan.