Damac to award contracts for Burjside Boulevard

Damac to award MEP, lifts, cladding and metal contracts in 2 months

The Burjside Boulevard development. Photo: ITP images.
The Burjside Boulevard development. Photo: ITP images.

Luxury developer Damac will soon be awarding four contracts for work on its latest residential project, Burjside Boulevard.

Currently out to tender, the contracts for the MEP works, lift supply and installation, cladding and metal works will all be awarded within the next two months.

The firms appointed will be working alongside main contractor Sun Engineering, which is targeting five-day cycles for building the residential floors in the hopes of completing the project by the end of 2012.

“We will appoint the MEP contractor within the next 14 days, and the lift supplier within the next month,” said project manager John McNamara in an interview with Construction Week.

“The cladding and the metal works contracts are also outstanding, but we’re in no rush to award those, probably within the next couple of months.”

Located opposite the Dubai Mall, Burjside Boulevard development is Damac’s first serviced-apartment project, offering buyers views of the Burj Khalifa.

Sun Engineering, which was awarded the $54.5million main contract last year, has finished construction of the basement, podiums and first typical floor, and is now working on the second.

Designed by award-winning German architects Koschany & Zimmer, the tower will have a total of 49 floors above ground, of which 39 will offer apartments.

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