UAE-based, Engineering Contracting Company Group (ECC), in partnership with McLaren Construction, a UK-based company with operations in the UAE, have successfully completed the Happiness Street Car Park at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The car park which was completed in October 2018 and has been successfully operational since, features a rooftop helipad.
It has the capacity to support 1,551 solar panels for power generation and can hold nearly 2,600 vehicles, supporting over 3.3 million visitors who come to the venue every year.
Kareem Farah, CEO of ECC said: “We are proud to report that the Happiness Street car park was delivered with over 3 million hours of safe work without injury for ECC, PMI and McLaren. This is a testament to the diligence of our workforce and the standards of training implemented by top-level personnel.”
Structural and other steelworks for the project were delivered by ECC Group’s associated company, Prime Metal industries (PMI).
Tarek Iskandarani, general manager, PMI said: “For the Happiness Street Car Park, PMI utilised 690 tonnes of steel, with a total of 7,890 m2of structural and nonstructural steel works delivered.
“Aside from the helipad, solar, and shaded structure on the rooftop, there is also a link bridge that connects the parking facility to the venue, ensuring a safe, covered pedestrian walkway for visitors to the DWTC.”
PMI has worked on several landmark projects across the UAE, most recently the Dubai Frame.