The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has appointed Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex to design and build a new glass box-style tower in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) area of Dubai.

The new structure, One JLT, will comprise 12 levels and a ground floor, with a total net leasable area of 23,400 square metres.

DMCC said the tower is part of its strategy to meet demand from large regional and multinational companies that want to house their entire operations in a commercial space managed by a single owner.

In July, DMCC said it plans to issue tenders before the end of the year for construction of the world’s tallest commercial tower, also to be built in JLT. DMCC has earmarked a plot of land in the southwest corner of JLT to build a business park that will include a supertall tower that may end up being higher than the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, said Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman of DMCC.

DMCC has already built a tall tower in JLT, Almas Tower, which is 63 stories high. A joint venture of Japan’s Taisei Corporation and Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) was the contractor for that project.