By Andy Sambidge
Enabling work starts on site for hotel, apartments, office development.
Bloom Properties, the development and lifestyle arm of Abu Dhabi-based National Holding, announced on Wednesday it had commissioned a contractor for its flagship project Bloom Central.
It said in a statement that Middle East Foundation Group had been appointed to complete the enabling works and foundation for the mixed-use development which were likely to be completed in Q1 2011.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is financing the construction of Bloom Central which includes a 25-storey tower that will house a 315-key five-star hotel, 64 serviced apartments and 49 two and three bedroom apartments.
It will also add approximately 7,000 sq m of office space to a prime neighbourhood in the main Abu Dhabi island.
Afram Kouz, chief projects and development officer, Bloom Properties, said: “The Middle East Foundation Group’s exemplary track-record on prestigious projects such as the Burj Khalifa and the Abu Dhabi Central Market helped us select the company for our development.
"We are confident that the Middle East Foundation Group will deliver on its commitment in the coming months.”