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Foundation Works Proceed on First of Two Uptown Dubai High-Rises

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 27 August 2018

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) said its upcoming Uptown Dubai project is proceeding “at pace” with piling and raft works for the first of two high-rise towers, part of the planned mixed-use development next to the completed Jumeirah Lake Towers .

According to a DMCC statement, the past few months have seen more than 150 piles installed for the tower, with another 140 put in place to support the podium, which features a two-level central plaza – including food and beverage outlets, retail spaces and entertainment zones.

The developer pointed out that the raft foundation, comprising of 2,500 metric tons of steel and over 12,000 cubic meters of concrete, was also poured over a continuous 46-hour operation.

Following a partnership with Accor Hotels, the tower will comprise luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, grade A offices, and 237 uniquely-designed, branded residences.

DMCC’s executive director, property, Paul Ashton, said that completing the foundation is a “key milestone for the supertall tower and the start of a very exciting journey.”

Earlier this year, DMCC appointed New York-based firm Rockwell Group as the interior designer for the tower.

Ashton said the group will be announcing Uptown Dubai’s main contractor in 2018.

For more on this story, go to Construction Week Online.

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