With designs complete on the estimated $150 million-200 million development, the project is expected to move ahead swiftly. The piling package is already out to tender among contractors. The main works packages will take just over 24 months.

The 75-storey building will comprise a podium to house retail outlets, restaurants and leisure facilities, above which will be almost 20 floors of offices. The remaining floors will house over 500 apartments.

The client is a Dubai-based investor (MEED 6:8:04).