Uptown Dubai project proceeding at pace, says DMCC
DMCC has announced that construction of its Uptown Dubai project is proceeding according to plan. The piling and raft work for the first supertall tower in the development has been completed, according to the freezone authority and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) master developer.
As per a statement issued by DMCC, more than 150 piles were installed for the tower, while another 140 were put in place to support the first phase of a podium, which features a two-level central plaza. The plaza is expected to feature F&B outlets, retail spaces and entertainment zones.
DMCC also said that the raft foundation, which includes 2,500 tonnes of steel and over 12,000 cubic metres of concrete, was poured over a continuous 46-hour operation.
“DMCC is laser-focused on delivering Uptown Dubai and the team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the critical foundations supporting the supertall tower were delivered on time and within budget. The announcement today shows the significant progress made towards what will become one of Dubai’s most vibrant destinations. As a premium mixed-use destination, Uptown Dubai will be a significant addition to Dubai’s iconic skyline and will transform the way people live, work and thrive in the area. Crucially, the project will also deliver thousands of jobs and, in turn, supply a significant boost to Dubai’s economy,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.
Earlier this year, DMCC appointed Rockwell Group as the interior designer for the supertall tower, which will be home to luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, grade A offices, and 237 branded residences. The hotel rooms will be managed by Accor Hotels under its SO/Sofitel brand.
Paul Ashton, executive director – Property, DMCC, added, “Completing the foundation is a key milestone for the supertall tower and the start of a very exciting journey. As the construction process rapidly moves forward, we will be announcing Uptown Dubai’s main contractor later this year.”