Carillion lands £61m Dubai contract

Carillion lands £61m Dubai contract

Al Futtaim Carillion has won the main contract to deliver the first phase of the Dubai Trade Centre District (DTCD).

Dubai World Trade Centre awarded the contract, which involves a 146,000m2 development in the heart of the city's central business district. The contract, which is worth approximately £61 million and includes an eight storey office building and a 588-room business and tourism hotel, will begin next month and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015.

Phase 1 of the DTCD development will include international 'grade A' offices and has achieved LEED Gold precertification from the US Green Building Council. The development is also being designed in line with the Dubai government's Smart City strategic agenda for incorporation of technology.

The UK consul general to Dubai, Edward Hobart said: "The news that Dubai World Trade Centre has selected Al Futtaim Carillion to build the first phase of this major development in Dubai is wonderful, especially as it comes during the visit to Dubai of the UK minister for trade and investment, Lord Livingston. This is yet another example of British expertise playing its role in the impressive growth and development of Dubai's infrastructure."

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson cited the Emirate as a core market for Carillion: "We are delighted to have been selected for the first phase of this major development in Dubai, where we continue to see more opportunities coming to market for which our capabilities and reputation for delivering to high standards of quality, safety and reliability are important to customers. We look forward to working with Dubai World Trade Centre to deliver this important development."

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