By Daniel Shane
Construction giant Carillion to build luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi due for completion in 2015
UK construction giant Carillion has won a £130m ($200m) contract to build a five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi via its UAE-based joint venture, according to a bourse filing.
A statement on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday said that Al Futtaim Carillion had been handed the work by UAE government development firm Mubadala to design and build the Four Seasons property.
Located on Al Maryah Island in the emirate’s new Central Business District, the luxury hotel will have floor area of 100,000 sqm and will be 144m high. Construction will start before the end of June and is scheduled for completion by the close of 2015.
“We are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious contract, which reflects our reputation for delivering high-quality projects,” said Carillion CEO Richard Howson.
“We look forward to working with Mubadala to design and build this state-of-the-art hotel and to building on the strong, long-term relationship we have with Mubadala in Abu Dhabi.”
Al Futtaim Carillion is also currently working on a £600m project to build New York University Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, also for Mubadala, as well as £20m worth of enabling works on the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair Overhaul Centre at Al Ain.
The Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi will be the Canadian hotelier’s second property in the Gulf state, with its first due to open in Dubai in the final quarter of next year.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.