Shapoorji Pallonji hits peak at Abu Dhabi project
Nearly 2,000 people working on Bloom Central mixed-use development
Contractor Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast says it has reached peak construction at a mixed-used development in Abu Dhabi.
Bloom Central consists of a five-star hotel, hotel executive apartments and residential flats and offices. When complete the building will be operated by Marriott, currently operator of the world's tallest hotel in Dubai.
Shapoorji was appointed main contractor in September 2011 after agreeing a AED600mn ($163mn) contract with the developer Real Estate Group.
Deputy general manager Manjunatha Rao said that around 1,900 labourers are on site, mainly focused on completing the interior design work, external facades and MEP second and final fix. The office buildings are being completed to shell and core only.
“The top floors where the block work is pending, there is first and second fix MEP. On the lower levels the final fix is getting ready. It's at different stages on different levels,” he said. “We're on the critical path with the ID works. The team is already mobilised and 200-rooms have already been handed over across both towers. The teams are already on level 17 of the hotel tower and level 14 of the apartments.”
Final hand over to the client is scheduled for November