Habtoor Leighton Group Wins $395m Dubai Contract
The leading middle-eastern contractor was awarded Package 8 of Dubai International Real Estate’s Jewel of the Creek mixed-use project in Port Saeed
Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a AED1.45 billion (US$395 million) contract by Dubai International Real Estate (DIRE) to deliver Package 8 of its Jewel of the Creek mixed-use project in Port Saeed, Dubai, UAE.
This award forms a significant part of the AED3 billion Jewel of the Creek development, which HLG has worked on since 2012 when the Group was appointed to construct and complete the substructure works for four basement levels and ground floor slabs on the waterside site between Al Maktoum Bridge, Baniyas Road and the Floating Bridge.
HLG CEO and Managing Director, Mr. José Antonio López-Monís, said the contract with DIRE is of great significance to HLG: “We are pleased to have been selected as DIRE’s contractor of choice, and are proud to continue our partnership with DIRE on this landmark project.
“The HLG team is looking forward to delivering Jewel of the Creek to DIRE’s high standards.”.
HLG’s scope of works involves the construction and completion of: five hospitality buildings ranging between 15 and 19 floors, featuring a hotel and serviced apartments; a ballroom, with an attached café; a marina, including four foot bridges and one vehicular bridge; and hard and soft landscaping works.
HE Khalil Al Sayegh of DIRE believes this contract award is a major milestone for DIRE.
“We are confident that this landmark development will be a great success and we are pleased to again partner with HLG as our preferred contractor to deliver our innovative plans,” he said.
Construction works on Package 8 are scheduled to commence Q3, 2014 and completion is targeted for Q3, 2017.
Winvic tops out first hotel project in Milton Keynes
A roof covering programme is now underway which will be followed by floor and ceiling curtain walling, and extensive glazing on the 13th floor, which will contain a sky bar, restaurant and public exhibition space.
Work on envelope and cladding will continue with the 30m high, LED-lit satin finish stainless steel circle on the eastern façade completing the external design. The ‘sun’ design will be visible up the city’s Midsomer Boulevard, which was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.
Winvic is currently fitting-out the 261 bedrooms, which has included the sailing and positioning of off-site fabricated bathroom pods. Fit-out of other facilities within the hotel will also continue, such as the 12,000 sq ft flexible conference floor that comprises adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace that has been designed to be high load bearing. The project is expected to be handed over in July 2022.
Mark Jones, Winvic’s Head of Multi-room, said: “We started on site just two weeks after the first 2020 lockdown was announced and despite the unprecedented challenges, our team have hit milestone after milestone on, or ahead, of schedule. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them. Reaching the highest point of any multi-room project is always worth celebrating, but this is a bit more special as it’s Winvic’s first hotel," he said.
Winvic recently lifted eight railway bridge beams into place over the A5, 2km north of M1 J18. It is one of three bridges that Winvic is constructing for Prologis at DIRFT III in Northamptonshire, as part of a £29 million contract to deliver a new Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal.