Phase 2 of Dubai's $2bn One Central 91% complete

Phase 2 of Dubai's $2bn One Central 91% complete
Worth $2.2bn (AED8bn), the mixed-use development is being built in Dubai's Za'abeel neighbourhood, with Al-Futtaim Carillion (AFC) onsite as main contractor.
Published: 23 September 2017 - 11:59 p.m.
By: ASC Staff

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The second phase of Dubai World Trade Centre's (DWTC) One Central development is 91% complete, senior project officials told Construction Week.

Worth $2.2bn (AED8bn), the mixed-use development is being built in Dubai's Za'abeel neighbourhood, with Al-Futtaim Carillion (AFC) onsite as main contractor.

Anil Kumar, project director at AFC, said the company – which worked on the first phase of the project as well – was awarded the package for Phase 2 – which includes Offices 2 and Offices 4 – in Q1 2016.

Contractual milestones for both Phase 2 buildings are being achieved as planned, and the team has also received the building completion certificate (BCC) for Offices 3.

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Construction Week visited the One Central construction site earlier this month, and updates about the project's progress can be read here.

"Work on Offices 2 is 95% complete, and we will complete it as scheduled," Kumar told Construction Week.

Offices 2 is on track to be completed by the end of October 2017, Rami Alaileh, project director for real estate development at DWTC, said.

"Offices 4 is 98% complete, and Phase 2 of One Central is 91% complete," AFC's Kumar added.

Work on Phase 3 of the project, which has also been awarded to AFC, comprises the Offices 4 and Offices 5 buildings.

The 12-storey Offices 2 building offers entire floors ranging from 1,290m2 to 4,640m2, which can be leased as whole floors or smaller units, with a total building size of approximately 4.1ha (41,270m2).

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