Bauer is scheduled to complete the piling in mid-February. By that time bidding is expected to be well under way on the building works package, which will cover the construction of a 32-storey building, including a four-storey car park.

To be located beside Trade Centre roundabout, the development will have a built-up area of 45,000 square metres. The project has been planned since the mid-1990s. Originally, it was earmarked a plot of land close to Etisalat’s headquarters in Deira.

The consultant is the UK’s Shankland Cox; the project manager is the US’ Turner International.