Dubai's DWC mega airport's $32.7m plans for SMEs

Facility for aviation supply chain firms will feature offices and warehouses; complete in Q1 2016

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Dubai World Central has announced plans to create a 45,000m2 (484,000ft2), $32.7m (AED120m) building in its aviation district for small and medium-sized enterprises.

According to Emirates News Agency WAM the space is aimed at tenants involved in the aviation supply chain, including firms in the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) sector and will house units with combined front offices and warehouse space.

The building is likely to be completed by the first quarter of next year.

Tahnoon Saif, vice-president of DWC's aviation district, said: "This project marks the latest milestone in our journey to create value-added infrastructure for players across the aerospace supply chain spectrum. The location enjoys several benefits such as unrivalled access to both the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Port.

"There is also productivity and efficiency benefits arising from the ‘cluster effect’ with suppliers and collaborators present in proximity within the DWC Aviation District."

The DWC Aviation District is a 6.7km2 masterplanned district adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport.

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