EXCLUSIVE: Dubai tenders Burj 2020 District tower

01 August 2017

The 300 metre-tall tower will be built at the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre Free Zone

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) has invited contractors to bid by 17 September for the contract to build a mixed-use high rise tower at its Burj 2020 district in Dubai.

The companies that have been invited to bid are understood to include:

The 300 metre-tall mixed-use tower will have about 70 storeys and a total gross floor area of 103,650 square metres.

The space includes 46,700 sq m of commercial space, a 29,900 sq m five star hotel, 24,150 sq m of residential space, and 2,900 sq m of separate food and beverage outlets.

Contractors submitted bids in late July for the raft foundation for the tower.

The consultant is the UK’s WSP with Australia’s Woods Bagot.

The Burj 2020 District will be built on a 106,000 square metre site next to Jumeirah Lake Towers within the DMCC Free Zone. The masterplan has seven towers ranging in height from 60 metres to more than 500 metres. The towers will have commercial, residential and hotel space. The concept architect for the district is the US’ Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG).

The district’s main tower, which will be built as part of a later phase, has been designed as the world’s tallest commercial building. The current holder of that title is the 541-metre One World Trade Centre tower in New York.

US-based Turner Construction International was appointed as the project manager for the development in 2014.

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