Local developer Wasl Asset Management has appointed a main contractor for the first phase of its Wasl1 development in Dubai’s Zaabeel area.

The local office of Kele Contracting has been appointed to build the first phase of the scheme, which will comprise four residential towers made up of 746 freehold units.

Kele Contracting is set to finish work on the four towers by the end of 2019. The first phase of the scheme will be called Park Gate Residences.

Infrastructure work started earlier this year when the developer awarded local firm Hill and Fort Construction to carry out the infrastructure works for the entire development, which will be built over four phases.

When complete the project will be made up of a hotel, two mixed-use towers and four more residential towers.

Earlier this year Wasl selected the Dubai-listed Arabtec Construction as the main contractor for its Wasl Tower project in Dubai.

Located on the corner of the first interchange opposite the Downtown Dubai District, the project involves the construction of a 60-storey tower that will be about 300 metres tall and will feature the world’s tallest ceramic facade.

Contractors submitted bids for the contract in the fourth quarter of last year.

The tower has been designed by sustainability expert Werner Sobek and architect Ben van Berkel. The local APCC is working on the foundations package.