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Carillion JV wins £160M Dubai development work

Arist's rendering of One Central

A joint venture including Carillion has been awarded a £160M contract to deliver part of a major integrated real estate development in Dubai.

Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) will deliver Phase 1A6 of the One Central development for Dubai World Trade Centre. The development – located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in the Central Business District – will include a built-up area of 182,500m2 comprising two office buildings of eight and 12 storeys.

The technology and infrastructure being planned are in line with the Dubai Government’s smart city strategic agenda, and the development has achieved LEED Gold precertification from the US Green Building Council – the industry benchmark for green building performance covering design, construction, operations and maintenance.

“We are delighted to have been selected for Phase 1A6, the third phase of the One Central development, where we continue to see good opportunities coming to market for which our capabilities and reputation for delivering to high standards of quality, safety and reliability are important to customers,” said Carillion chief executive Richard Howson.

“We look forward to continuing our close relationship with Dubai World Trade Centre to deliver this important development.”

AFC has already completed Phase 1A2 of this development, which is in the process of being leased. It is also currently delivering the contract for Phase 1A5, which was awarded in October 2015.

This latest award takes the overall value of AFC’s contracts for the One Central development to £400M. It will begin this month (January) and is scheduled to finish in 2018.

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