Pakistanis line up for DSC towers

07 October 2005
Tenders for the main construction package on the estimated $110 million Rufi twin towers project at Dubai Sports City (DSC) are expected to be issued by mid-October. The towers are the latest in a raft of high-rise buildings planned for the DSC development. Work is scheduled for completion by mid-2008 (MEED 9:9:05).

The Rufi towers project entails construction of two 15-storey luxury residential towers, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a banqueting hall for up to 1,200 people and car parking facilities. The local Arencois the consultant. Rufi Real Estate, a subsidiary of Pakistan's Rufi Group, is the client.

A joint venture of Pakistan's Memon Groupwith Germany's IPB Eigenheimhas also signed up for a 13-storey residential building in DSC. The Champions Tower gated community will be shaped in the form of a trophy and is scheduled for completion by 2007. The development is part of Memon's estimated $110 million investment programme planned at DSC.

Brouks Real Estate, a local affiliate of Pakistan's Erum Developers, is working on the 15-storey Shami Tower. The $40 million project is due for completion by 2008. The company is also planning to develop a second plot in DSC.

India's Lokhandwala Builders Internationalhas also unveiled plans to develop the estimated $57 million Eden Gardens project. The 25-storey residential development will include one, two and three-bedroom apartments and associated recreational facilities. Work is scheduled to be completed by 2008. The local National Engineering Bureauis the consultant.

The tower developments are part of a host of high-rise buildings overlooking the Victory Heights residential and golf complex located within DSC (MEED 3:12:04).

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