Local real estate developer Dubai Properties (DP), part of Dubai Holding, has issued tenders for two major building projects in Dubai Health Care City (DHCC) and Business Bay, and has concluded an international design competition for another scheme at Business Bay.

At DHCC, companies have been invited to bid by 18 June for an estimated AED 860 million ($235 million) hotel tower project. The project involves the construction of a five-star hotel tower and one apartment tower with a total built-up area of 191,000 square metres. It will be situated along the northeastern edge of the DHCC phase 1 development, which is located in the Oud Metha area of Dubai behind Wafi City. It will be connected to the Harvard Medical School Dubai Centre by an air-conditioned tunnel. The hotel will have 439 rooms and the apartment tower will have 406 units. The hotel will host medical and pharmaceutical events and will have banqueting halls, a business centre and conference rooms. The complex will have parking for more than 1,200 cars.

The local Dutch Foundation is working on the foundations package. The UK’s RMJM is the consultant (MEED 3:3:06).

At Business Bay, companies have been invited to bid by 28 June for Vision Tower. The 60-storey residential tower will have a total built-up area of 115,000 square metres and will have a translucent structure that will be internally lit. The parking area will provide spaces for more than 1,400 cars. The tower will be connected by a covered passageway to the Bay Avenue area of Business Bay. The local Dewan Architect & Engineers is the consultant. The design architect is US-based TVS International.

Also at Business Bay, UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected as the lead architect for three iconic towers after winning an international design competition. Proposals for the project were also submitted by Morphosis Architects, RUR Architecture, both of the US, and Netherlands-based Metropolitan Architects.