Turner International to project manage Burj 2020 District in Dubai

24 September 2014 (Last Updated September 24th, 2014 18:30)

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has selected US-based Turner International to manage the Burj 2020 District development in Dubai.

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Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has selected US-based Turner International to manage the Burj 2020 District development in Dubai.

The Burj 2020 District is planned to be developed close to metro stations, cargo facilities, ports and airports, and will provide Grade A commercial office space for large corporate and multi-business entities.

In addition to office space, it will house retail, residential, business and lifestyle elements.

Among the structures at Burj 2020 District will be the world's tallest commercial tower, Burj 2020, which was named in November last year to honour Dubai's Expo 2020 win.

The Burj 2020 will house a 360-degree observation deck on the top floor.

"By appointing experienced project managers such as Turner we are laying strong foundations for delivering the Burj 2020 District, which will further drive sustainable growth for Dubai."

DMCC executive chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: "By appointing experienced project managers such as Turner we are laying strong foundations for delivering the Burj 2020 District, which will further drive sustainable growth for Dubai."

Turner was selected based on the experience of having handled and successfully delivered major projects including the current three tallest towers in the world.

Bin Sulayem said: "Turner has a strong track-record in managing and delivering large complex projects while at the same time embracing innovative ideas and new technologies.

"Together we will create the optimal environment for trade and enterprise with a world-class commercial district that brings together retail, residential, business and lifestyle services."

Turner International Middle East chairman and CEO Ali Odeh said: "Opportunities to work on world-class developments of this scale do not present themselves often and we are honoured to be a part of DMCC's Burj 2020 District project.

"We are committed and ready to take the project to the next level by offering our Project Management Services to the Development of what will no doubt be a world class commercial district of the future."

The ground breaking for the Burj 2020 District is scheduled for 2015.


Image: DMCC and Turner International officials at the contract signing ceremony. Photo: courtesy of DMCC.