DI to tender new projects

Dubai Industrial City (DI) is planning to invite bids for two separate projects within the development in the next three months.

Dubai Industrial City will invite one bid for four new office buildings in the Business District
Dubai Industrial City will invite one bid for four new office buildings in the Business District

Dubai Industrial City (DI) is planning to invite bids for two separate projects within the development in the next three months.

One is for four new office buildings that will be built in the Business District, while the second is for Phase 2 of DI's infrastructure.

Apart from the four buildings, the project will include the construction of an underground car park, a shaded one around the complex and a food court.

"The new buildings are going to be next to the existing four, doubling the amount of office space in DI," said Rashed Al Ansari, CEO, Dubai Industrial City. "Tenders are being prepared and will soon be issued. The new buildings are exactly the same as the four completed ones, although we've done some cost engineering to make sure we're more efficient."

This will complement the already existing office buildings with a leasable area of 7,920m2 per building, divided into four storeys.

The Phase 2 infrastructure project will involve construction of a 10km arterial road that will run from Emirates Road through the development to the Bypass Road. Al Ansari said that the contract will be similar to the Phase 1 infrastructure package. "The road is going to have two lanes on each side initially and in some locations it will have three. It has been designed in such a way that it can be increased to four lanes on each side if the need arises," he said.

"We are actually going to expedite Phase 2 due to the increased demand for the land in DI, so instead of starting in 2009, we are starting in 2008, a year ahead of schedule."

Wade Adams picked up the US $210 million (AED770 million) Phase 1 contract to build the 10km road that joins Emirates Road through the development to the Bypass Road.

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