Laing O’Rourke has been chosen as the preferred bidder to construct two hotels and a new shopping mall in Dubai.
The retail and hospitality project is part of the Expo 2020 Dubai South masterplan and is being developed by an Emaar Properties and Dubai World Trade Centre joint venture.
The development will feature a 216,340sq m shopping mall with car parking and two hotels.
Laing O’Rourke managing director for Middle East business Mark Andrews said: “It’s very exciting to be named preferred bidder for the new retail and hospitality development as it will be one of the main lifestyle hubs in the heart of one of the largest developments in the Middle East.
“The masterplan for Dubai South is impressive and we look forward to working alongside the client and all stakeholders to ensure this project is delivered to the highest quality.”
Work on the project will start in 2016 and is set to be completed in the second half of 2019, ahead of the EXPO 2020, which is being hosted in the Dubai South complex.