'Old Town' out to bid on Burj Dubai development

25 June 2004
The first construction package has been released for tender on the Old Town residential area of the Burj Dubai development. Selected contractors have been given until 11 July to submit bids for the package, which covers phase 1 of residential site A. Bidding is well under way for the two biggest contracts on the development, covering the 705-metre-high tower and the world's largest shopping complex, Dubai Mall. The client is Emaar Properties.

The phase 1, site A contract involves some design and the construction of eight multi-storey residential buildings, a single-storey amenity building and associated infrastructure works. Two Old sites, A and B, are planned, comprising about 25 buildings in total.

The project manager on the Old Town is the UK's Mace International; the architect is South Africa's DSA Architectural International.

For the main package on the Dubai Mall project, a contract award is now expected in July. About six international contractors are competing for the contract, valued at about $750 million. CCSME, a subsidiary of Australia's Clifton Coney Group, is the project manager; Meinhardt Singaporeis acting as consultant (MEED 28:5:04).

Bids are due in on 4 July for the main package on the Burj Dubai tower project. Twelve contractors are prequalified to bid for the work, although not all are expected to participate in the tender.

The US' Turner Internationalis the project manager; the design consultant is Skidmore Owings & Merrill, also of the US (MEED 4:6:04).

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