Damac hits major milestone in Jeddah tower project
Foundation and basement levels on 48-storey Corniche tower complete
Damac Properties has hit a major milestone in the construction of its 48-storey Al Jawharah Tower on the Jeddah Corniche, Saudi Arabia.
Main contractor Drake and Scull has finished foundation works and all basement levels, marking a significant step forward in the project.
“This is a major milestone in the construction of Al Jawharah Tower. The foundations are crucial for the super-structure, but they take time to complete. Work will now really begin to accelerate and it should be a floor a week from this point forward” said Niall Mc Loughlin, Senior Vice President DAMAC Properties.
Around 420 tonnes of steel and 7000m3 of concrete went in to the foundations for the tower.
“The sheer volumes of raw materials used in the foundations are staggering. 420 tons of steel is the equivalent of more than 4-hundred motor vehicles, and 7 thousand cubic meters of concrete, would be enough to fill 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools” Mc Loughlin added.
When finished, the tower will feature 5 bedroom penthouses and 4, 3, 2 & 1 bedroom apartments. It will also offer residents separate male and female health clubs, which include gymnasiums, swimming pools and spa and sauna rooms.
McLoughlin commented; “Al Jawharah will set a new benchmark for luxury in Saudi Arabia. It is DAMAC Properties’ debut project in the Kingdom, and it is important that we make a statement with this development”
Al Jawharah is being constructed in four major stages, with stage one defined as the basement to the ground floor; stage two from ground floor to the health club level; stage three from the health club level to level 20; and stage four from level 20 to the top floor.