Raft foundation work completed within 48 hours, says Dubai Properties, developer of the $54 million project
Dubai Properties says it has achieved a key construction milestone on its Bellevue Towers residential project in Dubai, following the completion of raft casting.
In a statement, the UAE-based developer said that the raft foundation of the 717,156 sq ft development was completed in just 48 hours, with 1,124 trucks delivering more than 9,500 cu m of concrete simultaneously to the site between September 29 and October 1.
The enabling works, including excavation, dewatering, pile cap cutting and treatment, saw more than 1,800 tonnes of reinforced steel used to construct the 5,067 sq m raft, the developer added.
Valued at more than $54.4 million, the two-tower development is located close to Marasi Business Bay waterfront and within walking distance of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. It is scheduled for handover in the third quarter of 2019.
Dubai Properties added that since the mobilisation of construction works in May this year, the project has been proceeding on schedule.
In order to be compliant with Dubai Municipality regulations and the highest global industry standards, Dubai Properties opted to use a green concrete mix that was continuously poured at the rate of 200 cubic metres per hour.
Green concrete is a construction material that is known for its fire resistance and eco-friendly properties, as it consumes less energy during production, while also emitting less carbon dioxide than conventional cement.
“The successful completion of this critically important phase of the development is testimony to our commitment to delivering best-in-class residential projects,” said Marwan Al Kindi, executive director of Dubai Properties.
“Now that the full raft has been cast, work will begin on the main floors, with the construction on track for a timely delivery,” he noted.
The two-tower complex will comprise 319 units including 159 one-bedroom apartments, 105 two-bedroom apartments, 42 three-bedroom apartments, 10 penthouses and three loft apartments.