Belgium-based BESIX Group subsidiary Belhasa Six Construct has won a contract to build the Uptown Tower, the first super-tall tower in the Uptown Dubai District being developed by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre DMCC.
The 339m-high, 78-storey Uptown Tower will offer stunning views of Dubai’s waterfront and iconic skyline.
Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the skyscraper imitates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade, which brightens the interior spaces with natural light.
DMCC executive chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “Awarding Six Construct the contract to construct Uptown Tower is an important step in bringing the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai District to life.
“The quality on show from the bids received was incredibly high. This reflects the level of interest from the global marketplace to partner with DMCC, and be a part of an ambitious project that will add a new landmark to Dubai’s iconic skyline.”
Besix Group Middle East business unit general manager Olivier Crasson said: “Winning this contract is a significant moment for Besix Group and cements the company’s position as a true market leader in the construction space.
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“Our track record proved to be an invaluable asset here and helped us secure a contract that had drawn the attention of firms across the world. DMCC’s Uptown Dubai district is one of the most exciting projects in the region, and we look forward to working alongside DMCC to supply Dubai with a truly unique destination on every level.”
Developed by DMCC, Uptown Dubai is a smart district that will include more than ten million square feet of Grade A commercial and residential space, more than 200 retail and F&B outlets, 3,000 residences, and numerous hotels.
New York-based Rockwell Group has been contracted to design the interiors of the luxury hotel, unique F&B outlets and a serene health spa.