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Site visit: Dubai's $122m Silver Towerby Duncan Hare on Jan 15, 2012
Tameer has handed over Silver Tower in Dubai’s Business Bay, one of five projects it has completed. CW speaks to president Federico Tauber.
The title of one of the UK’s most popular reality television property shows and the golden mantra uttered by any estate agent worth their salt. The construction world is no different. For Federico Tauber, president of Tameer Holding Investment, ‘Location, Location, Location’ is similarly of the utmost importance.
Having just announced the completion and handover of Silver Tower in Dubai’s Business Bay, it is a relieved and elated Tauber who opines there is one crucial aspect which puts Tameer’s new build, a 31-storey office tower with panoramic views of both Business Bay and Dubai, ahead of the competition.
“Business Bay is, in my view, the premier office-complex [location] in Dubai,” says the genial Argentinean from the South American country’s capital city of Buenos Aires.
“Business Bay has unique access to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, and is close to the airport and close to the main Dubai icons, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.
“It is a good moment when we have the opportunity to deliver one of our buildings. It is the first of five handovers that we are going to be having in the next four months. It is a very prestigious building and a very special design, all round the theme of the name ‘silver’, [which is showcased] in the façade and the building.
“The exterior façade exposes a unique appeal with its silver aluminium and ultra-chic executive grey glass architecture, while the interior is designed to make optimum use of space and light, where every detail has been carefully planned.
“Silver Tower fits into Business Bay. Its location within Business Bay is not only very good because it has views of Sheikh Zayed Road and the canal at the rear, but its access is also very convenient.
Business Bay has been purposefully master-planned to provide the most conducive environment and infrastructure to conduct business, cementing Dubai’s ranking on the Middle East business map once again. We really believe Business Bay is the right place for office space in the heart of the city.”
The proof, as they say, is very firmly in the pudding, and both Tauber and Tameer have the figures to back that statement. “The offices in this building are 80% sold, and we really want to welcome our investors,” added Tauber, who is confident of achieving 100% occupancy this year.
“The snagging inspection and handover process has been initiated, and our valued customers will be able to take possession of their premises. Some of the offices are already fitted-out and are ready to be occupied, while others will be fitted-out by the owners themselves. Hopefully they will be able to move quickly and start using the facilities.
“There is no doubt that this area is being supported by the government, and is one of the most important business areas in the city. That is something is to be welcomed, and it is always good to get things up and going.”
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