Ithra Dubai breaks ground on One Za'abeel tower project in Dubai

WCN Editorial Team 21 Sep 2017 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Ithra Dubai, the real estate firm owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has broken ground its mixed-use development project One Za’abeel in Dubai.

Set to become one of Dubai’s leading skyscraper, the mixed-use project will feature two towers connected by a cantilever floating at 100m above ground.

Alec Engineering & Construction (ALEC) has been hired as the main contractor to build the project, which includes a luxury hotel, residences, serviced apartments, office spaces and a retail podium.

The two towers, including with 67 floors and the other with 57 floors, will rise up from a structure consisting of three podium levels and seven basement levels.

The project, which has a total built up area of 480,000 sq m, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, as the construction of a seven-floor basement is currently underway after completion of site excavation, preparatory works and shoring and piling work.

Ithra Dubai director and CEO Issam Galadari said: “With the recent appointment of Alec as the main contractor, the project has now entered an exciting phase of construction where One Za’abeel and its panoramic 210-metre sky concourse –The Linx - will in due course re-shape the ever-exciting Dubai skyline.

“One Za’abeel will add value to Dubai and its inhabitants by presenting a new kind of sustainable development for residents, tenants, and visitors alike that revolves around offering an elevated lifestyle.”

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