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Tamouh steps up City of Lights work

Developer says nine towers to be delivered over next two years

NEWS, Business

Abu Dhabi-based developer Tamouh has said that its City of Lights project on the edge of Reem Island is set to complete gradually in stages over the next two years.

Nine of the 13 buildings originally planned for completion are currently being brought forward, with Tamouh managing director Joe Ong stating that the developer was "currently focusing all of our construction activity on City of Lights, as we plan to deliver the project in phases within the next two years".

"There are currently nine towers under construction, seven of them are residential and two are for offices and commercial use,” said Ong.

“With the recent resurgence of the economy and demand for properties, work on the island is in full swing to meet the sustained demand for prime locations. We are working closely with our stakeholders to deliver residential and commercial spaces that fulfill contemporary lifestyle aspirations, while complying with Tamouh’s green priorities.”

The C1 tower, which is being built by Brookfield Multiplex, is the tallest in the development and has 62 floors above a podium level. The tower, which topped out in July last year, is 280m high.

Another five towers are being delivered by China State Construction Engineering Corp under a $436mn contract. The towers each have three basement, ground, five podium and 38 upper floors. One will be used as an office tower, while the other four will be residential buildings.

Tamouh chairman Nadir al Hammadi said the developer, which is responsible for developing 60% of the island as a 'city within a city' over a 3.3mn m2 area, said the developer had scaled up activity across the island.

It was displaying models of projects at Cityscape Abu Dhabi (pictured) last week, where it said residential properties would be housed next to waterfront promenades containing amenities like mosques, swimming pools, private beaches and clinics. It will also house a new transport hub containing light rail, buses and water taxis.


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