Developer hires builder for $217m Dubai Wharf project

Dubai Properties appoints Engineering Contracting Company; to build 582 homes, 150 retail units by Q1 2017
Developer hires builder for $217m Dubai Wharf project
By Andy Sambidge
Sun 02 Nov 2014 01:49 PM

Dubai Properties has announced the appointment of Engineering Contracting Company as main contractor for its AED800 million ($217.8 million) Dubai Wharf project, part of the Culture Village development.

The real estate developer said in a statement that construction on Dubai Wharf is underway with completion slated for the first quarter of 2017.

Dubai Wharf's four towers will comprise a total of 582 residential units, 150 retail, and dining units, as well as 2,080 car parking spaces at basement level.

Pedestrian bridges will be constructed over the canal to offer full connectivity throughout all Culture Village developments, while three pedestrian accesses will provide entry points to Dubai Wharf, retail facilities and the canal promenade.

Mohammad Al Habbai, DP's spokesperson, said: "With its unique contemporary design, Dubai Wharf will be one of DP's flagship projects in the up and coming Culture Village district."

The appointment of the main contractor comes one month after the project launch, which is a "significant milestone" for DP, the statement said.

Khodr Aldah, general director of ECC said: 'We are honoured to have been awarded the prestigious project of Dubai Wharf by DP... We are excited to commence construction this month and are fully committed to ensuring the project is ready for occupation by early 2017."

Along with DP's Manazel Al Khor and Anantara hotel developments, Dubai Wharf is located at the heart of Culture Village and is accessible from Al Khail Road, Business Bay Crossing and Al Jaddaf Road.

Previously, DP has delivered some of residential and mixed-use developments including JBR, The Villa, Al Waha along with the Executive Towers, Vision Tower and Bay Square projects in Business Bay.

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