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Contracts imminent for JLT park-to-lake project

by Gerhard Hope on Jan 2, 2013

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A sketch of the lake-conversion project at JLT in Dubai.
A sketch of the lake-conversion project at JLT in Dubai.

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Back-filling operations and lake-draining are due to commence in January at Almas West (Lake A) at JLT in Dubai, with the main contractors expected to be announced soon, according to Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) property director Matthew Lomax.

The master developer announced in early November that it would convert the 55,000m2 lake in the 200ha development into a landscaped park, including an amphitheatre, children's playground, exercise areas and jogging tracks.

Lomax told CW that an announcement would be made soon as to which design-and-build tender bid won the main contract. "Draining the lake is going to be the longest part of the process; it is going to take 30 days."

DMCC's main criteria in selecting the winning bid was contractors' previous experience with lake projects, said Lomax. The only comparable lake in terms of size was that at Dubai Fountain near the Burj Khalifa.

Lomax said converting the lake to a park would result in reduced service and maintenance charges for JLT residents, as well as being a more sustainable long-term solution.

Read the full interview with Matthew Lomax in Construction Week magazine.


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I believe it should be linked to the water bodies/canals of Dubai Marina

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Anil Kumar (Jan 2, 2013)
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Lake to Park
Why should the lake be converted to a park? It will take away the main character & beauty of Jumeirah Lakes Towers as the name implies! In fact I believe it should be linked to the water bodies/canals of Dubai Marina across the road, and thus creating a Venice-like feel.


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