Estimated to be worth AED 150 million-200 million ($41 million-55 million), package 2 covers the sub- and superstructure and embedded mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the proposed scheme.

The first package, covering piling works, has been carried out by the local Middle East Foundations.

The estimated AED 300 million ($82 million) development will be located at the northeast corner of the defence roundabout, close to the Sheikh Zayed highway.

The project centres on the construction of four towers, each of 12 storeys, over a total area of about 150,000 square metres. It will also entail the construction of a 14-storey, three-star hotel of 220 rooms, with a total built-up area of about 40,000 square metres, a department store over a total area of about 4,200 square metres, underground parking and restaurants.

The 18-24-month project will be implemented in seven packages. The other packages include MEP works, supply and installation of lifts, finishing and landscaping.

The consultant is the local Architecture & Engineering Consultants; the US’ Hill International is the project manager.