Construction 'proceeding at pace' on Uptown Dubai mega project

DMCC reveals construction progress at its Uptown Dubai mega project with the completion of piling and raft works for the first super tall tower
Construction 'proceeding at pace' on Uptown Dubai mega project
By Sam Bridge
Thu 06 Sep 2018 05:28 PM

DMCC, the Dubai free zone for trade and enterprise, has announced that construction of its Uptown Dubai mega project is proceeding at pace with the completion of piling and raft works for the first super tall tower.

A statement said the last few months have seen more than 150 piles installed for the tower with another 140 put in place to support the first phase of a podium, which features a two-level central plaza, including F&B outlets, retail spaces and entertainment zones.

The raft foundation - comprising 2,500 tonnes of steel and over 12,000 cubic metres of concrete - was poured over a continuous 46-hour operation, the statement added.

Paul Ashton, executive director – Property, DMCC, said: “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.”

Earlier this year, DMCC appointed Rockwell Group, a New York based firm, as the interior designer for the supertall tower which will comprise luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, grade A offices, and 237 branded residences.

Uptown Dubai will be anchored by two super-tall towers designed by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill from Chicago.

The district’s main podium, 28 metres above ground, features a two-level central plaza that will be larger than New York Times Square, circled by shops and connected to a retail mall below, all with direct access to the towers.

Uptown Dubai is located close to DMCC’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a community of over 92,500 people, as well as major commercial projects in Dubai’s Southern belt such as Expo 2020 and Al Maktoum International Airport.

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