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).