Dubai World Trade Centre has awarded a £125m contract to Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC), a joint venture (JV) involving UK construction giant Carillion, for the 178,000m² next-phase development of Dubai Trade Centre District (DTCD).
Located between the existing Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers, the new developmental phase will involve construction of two high-specification office buildings of eight and 12 storeys for the business district.
Construction works for the phase have already been initiated by the JV, and are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017.
AFC was also responsible for the previous phase of development at the centre, which represents the heart of the city's central business district.
The JV has nearly completed the works under the earlier phase, which was presented with an award last year.
The new contract raises the overall value of AFC's work on this site to around £200m.
AFC is to ensure quality standards and international Grade A quality offices under the developmental phase.
The new development will also include LEED Gold precertification from the US Green Building Council.
Technology solutions and infrastructure for the phase are in line with being Dubai Government's Smart City strategic agenda, said Carillion.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: "We are delighted to have been selected for the second phase of this major development in Dubai, where we continue to see more opportunities coming to market, for which our capabilities and reputation for delivering to high standards of quality, safety and reliability are important to customers.
"We look forward to continuing our close relationship with Dubai World Trade Centre to deliver this important development."
Image: Dubai Trade Centre District (DTCD). Photo: courtesy of Carillion.