DMCC awards Uptown Tower construction contract to Besix

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has awarded the contract for the construction of the first ‘super-tall’ tower in its Uptown Dubai district to Belgium-based Besix.

As per the agreement, Besix will build the 78-storey Uptown Tower, through its Dubai-based entity Belhasa Six Construct. The tower will be privy to views of Dubai’s waterfront and skyline. DMCC has said that the new tower will replicate the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare, in a statement.

Uptown Tower will be designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and the interiors, F&B outlets and the health spa will be designed by Rockwell Group and depict the district’s distinct and bold personality, DMCC added.

Olivier Crasson, General Manager for Besix Contracting Middle East, said: “Winning this contract is a significant moment for Six Construct given that DMCC’s Uptown Dubai district is one of the most exciting projects in the region, and we look forward to working alongside DMCC to deliver to the emirate of Dubai a truly unique and inspiring new destination.”

In a statement released by DMCC, executive chairman, Ahmed bin Sulayem commented: “Awarding Six Construct the contract to construct Uptown Tower is an important step in bringing the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district to life.”

“The quality on show from the bids received was incredibly high. This reflects the level of interest from the global marketplace to partner with DMCC and be a part of an ambitious project that will add a new landmark to Dubai’s iconic skyline.”

DMCC has also announced that the construction of the district is proceeding at full pace with the completion of piling and raft work for the Uptown Tower, which is also said to feature hotel rooms and suites in partnership with Accor Hotels’ luxury lifestyle brand, SO/, which will see its debut in the Middle East.

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