Emaar gives bidders more time for Downtown Dubai projects

04 November 2013

Contractors preparing prices for Fountain Views and Dubai Mall fashion avenue

Dubai developer Emaar properties has extended the tender closing dates for two contracts involving construction work at its Downtown Dubai development.

It has extended the bid deadline for the deal to build the Address Residence Fountain Views to 4 December. The previous closing date was 27 November.

The scheme is three towers, including a 220-metre-tall, 60-storey, 280-unit luxury residential tower looking out to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Fountain.

The prospective bidders for the deal are the local/UK Al-Futtaim Carillion, Lebanon’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) , Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex, Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty (DBB).

Emaar has also given bidders more time for the contract to build an extension to its Dubai Mall. The tender closing date for the deal to build a fashion avenue for the mall is now 14 November. The previous deadline was 29 October. The work involves building a fashion avenue next to the existing mall, the lake, Burj Khalifa and the existing Address hotel, offering 75,000 square metres (sq m) of retail space and about 25,000 sq m of parking.

The prospective bidders are AFC, Brookfield Multiplex, CCC, DBB and South Africa’s Murray & Roberts. Emaar received bids from at least four contractors to build the substructure of the expansion earlier this year.

Emaar is also evaluating bids for the contract to build an opera house at the Downtown Dubai area. The bidders are AFC, ACC, Brookfield Multiplex, and CCC.The developer invited contractors to express interest in working on the Dubai Modern Art Museum and Opera House District in May.

The district will be built next to Burj Khalifa. In addition to the opera house, it will contain two hotels, studios and leisure facilities. The consultant is the UK-based Atkins.

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