MEP contractor to begin work on 178,000sqm project immediately
Drake and Scull International has announced that it will proceed with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced apartments under a $63.4 million contract.
Located adjacent to the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Apartments Towers are owned by the Abu Dhabi-based National Investment Corporation. The $272.2 million project is a 39-floor Arabian themed arched structure that occupies an overall area of 178,000sqm, with extensive water frontage.
“Our work for Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments reflects the high confidence in our services and capabilities within the local and regional property and tourism sectors, particularly in terms of hospitality development and MEP execution,” said Mohammad Atatreh, a board member at DSI.
“It also highlights DSI’s involvement in strategic projects that are reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s regional and global stature as a preferred leisure and lifestyle destination. We look forward to extending our support to this major local development.”
The scope of work for the project consists of the 39-storey tower comprising of 563 rooms in the five-star hotel and 249 serviced apartments.
The project features a network of sea water canals where guests can travel in specially designed Arabic boats. The opulent Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge will be situated on top as the bridge between the hotel and residences.
Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments is scheduled for completion and handover in 2018.