Foundation of Uptown Dubai’s first tower with 12,000 m3 of concrete

Construction of Uptown Dubai in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is proceeding at pace with piling and raft works for the first super tall tower complete.

BIC Contracting (formerly HLG) has installed more than 150 piles for the tower with another 140 put in place to support the first phase of a podium that features a two-level central plaza to host F&B outlets, retail spaces and entertainment zones.

The raft foundation - comprising of 2,500 tons of steel and over 12,000 m³ of concrete - was poured over a continuous 46-hour operation, said developer DMCC.

“DMCC is laser focused on delivering Uptown Dubai and the team has worked tirelessly to ensure that the critical foundations supporting the supertall tower were delivered on time and within budget.

“The announcement today shows the significant progress made towards what will become one of Dubai’s most vibrant destinations,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC.

Paul Ashton, Executive Director – Property, DMCC, added: “Completing the foundation is a key milestone for the supertall tower and the start of a very exciting journey. As the construction process rapidly moves forward, we will be announcing Uptown Dubai’s main contractor later this year.”

Earlier this year, DMCC appointed Rockwell Group, a New York based firm, as the Interior Designer for the supertall tower, which will house luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, grade A offices, and 237 branded residences.

DMCC collaborated with Accor Hotels’ to bring their luxury lifestyle hotel brand, SO/, to the supertall tower – a first in the Middle East.



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