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Construction update: Symphony – Business Bay in Dubai

by Dennis Daniel on Jun 22, 2018


Sailesh Jatania, Gemini Property Developers.
Sailesh Jatania, Gemini Property Developers.
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At the heart of Dubai’s business district, piling and shoring work is under way to build a 29-storey tower that will have a built-up area of 65,775m2, with 455 residential apartments, two basements, three podium levels for parking, and seven retail outlets on the ground floor.

The Symphony – Business Bay tower, being constructed by Dubai-based real-estate developer Gemini Property Developers, is the company’s second residential project in the city after Splendor at Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) City.

Apartments in the Symphony – Business Bay will comprise studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with areas ranging from 39.9m2 to 269.4m2. Amenities for residents will include smart-home technology, a gym, a swimming pool, a rooftop barbeque area, a jogging track, a children’s play area, and concierge services.

Everything fell into place for the Symphony – Business Bay project during the second half of 2017. The tower was conceptualised in June and design was completed in December.

After securing the shoring and piling permit in September, an enabling works contract worth $2.4m (AED9m) was awarded to specialist geotechnical and foundation engineering company National Piling in October.

The 120-day contract included foundation, dewatering, piling, and shoring activities, all of which were due for completion by May of this year.

Initially, Gemini Property Developers faced a delay in starting construction, due to accessibility issues that required evaluation and approval by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority. The entrance and exit of the site were restricted to one location from the main road, which intersects with a roadside cycling track.

Following the project’s ground-breaking ceremony in December last year, the developer handed over responsibility for the foundation work to National Piling.

“We chose National Piling due to our previous experience working with them,” said chief executive officer of Gemini Property Developers, Sailesh Jatania.

READ: Dubai’s Gemini Property awards $2.5m contract to National Piling

“Also, they submitted the most attractive tender price, and assured us that the work would be completed on time, which was a crucial requirement for us.” 

The CEO of National Piling, Cheriyan P Alex, said: “Our team was on the ground immediately following the ground-breaking ceremony in December, in order to ensure that the project was delivered within the construction time frame.”

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