Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has selected the local/Belgian Belhasa Six Construct as the preferred bidder for the contract to build a mixed-use high rise tower at its Uptown Dubai development.

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.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has received bids from six contracting groups for the contract in November last year.

In January, DMCC awarded the local/Australian BIC Contracting the contract to build the concrete raft foundation.

DMCC began the construction of its Uptown Dubai district in September 2017 with piling and shoring work.

Uptown Dubai, which was formerly known as the Burj 2020 District, will be built on a 106,000 square metre site next to Jumeirah Lakes 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 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.

The concept architect for the towers is the US’ Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG). The masterplan was prepared by US-based WATG.

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