The twin towers project will be the second investment planned by Saba Group at JLT. In June, plans were unveiled for its first tower (MEED 22:6:03). Worth AED 170 million ($46 million), it calls for the construction of a 36-storey office high-rise, a three-level underground car park and related works. The facility, to be built over 39,075 square metres and completed by the end of 2005, will house a total of 150 offices, ranging in size from 1,300 square feet to 9,000 square feet.
Eleven companies are prequalified to submit bids by 6 December for the main package contract. The local Al-Hawraais the architect and consultant. The consultant for both projects is the UK's RMJM.
JLT, located at a site in between interchanges 4 and 5 on Sheikh Zayed highway, is a mixed-use scheme being promoted by the local Nakheel. A total of 45 towers are planned for construction over a 730,000-square-metre area.