Free zone authority awards contract to build Dubai's Uptown tower

14 January 2019
Belhasa Six Construct was selected for the contract in mid-2018

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) says it has awarded the local/Belgian Belhasa Six Construct the contract to build a mixed-use high-rise tower at its Uptown Dubai development.

MEED reported that Belhasa Six Construction had been selected for the contract in August last year.

The 78-storey tower will be about 300 metres tall and will have a total gross floor area of about 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.

In January 2018, 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 sq m site next to Jumeirah Lakes Towers within the DMCC Free Zone. The masterplan includes 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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