Kier wins Dubai university construction contract

01 June 2014

New campus will be built at Academic City

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce has awarded the UK’s Kier a contract to build a new campus for University of Dubai in the Academic City area for an undisclosed amount, but understood to be about of AED150m ($41m).

“We are delighted and honoured to have been awarded this prestigious project by the Dubai Chamber and look forward to delivering an exceptional learning environment that will inspire students,” says Paul Woodman, executive director, Kier.

The campus will be built on a 273,000-square-metre site in the Academic City area along Emirates Road (formerly the Dubai Bypass Road).

The project involves building three faculty buildings together with infrastructure, parking and landscaping. The total built-up area is 21,200 sq m. For sustainability, the project is targeting a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating.

The UK’s Faithful & Gould is the project manager.

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