Dubai’s Town Square development - All you need to know
Encompassing the overall size of 16 football pitches (750 acres), Dubai’s developing Town Square development will contain numerous communal, hotel and leisure facilities, creating new communities amongst a thriving new metropolis.
With over 2000 townhouses and 18,000 apartments within the construction plans, 5,000 homes are set to be completed by 2017, at which most have sold. However, interest is still high, at which over 5,000 workers are undertaking vital construction and infrastructure works.
Dubai property developer Nshama is behind the new development, at which Fred Durie, CEO of Nshama, said “We are committed to delivering the homes as per schedule, in approximately a year from now. We are working with only the best-in-class contractors and consultants, who have accelerated their workflow using the latest technologies to ensure on-time delivery.”
Strong transport links will also be embedded within easy distance to built properties, such as the metro and Etihad rail, alongside modern amenities within every property, such as wide balconies, swimming pools and community clubs and centres, ideal for families.
Retail facilities have also been incorporated, with a new centre incorporating over 600 new stores.
Key contractors on the project consist of Beaver Gulf, Kier Dubai, Al Naboodah Contracting, Shapoorji Pallonji, Binladin Contracting Group. Over AED 3 billiion has been awarded for a multitude of projects.
Durie commented: “Across all aspects of the development, we have set clear construction milestones. Town Square will be a proud addition to the residential portfolio of Dubai, made distinctive for its affordability and fascinating lifestyle attractions.”
For further information: http://www.townsquaredubai.com/
Read the December 2016 issue of Construction Global magazine.
Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract
Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.
The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.
With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.
Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.
The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold.
Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.
In other recent developments:
- Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga.
- The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
- Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
- Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.