Airolink starts construction on $75m school campus in Dubai
Design and build construction firm Airolink has started construction works on Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai
Design and build construction firm Airolink has started construction works on Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai.
The contract was awarded by Bloom education, the specialist education division of UAE-based Bloom Holding.
With a combined development value of more than $75m (AED275m), the campuses will be built on a 10-acre site, with two G+3 floor buildings spread across 89,000 square metres of space.
Brighton College UK and Dwight School New York will open the branch campuses in time for the September 2018 school year, according to a company statement.
Dr Anil G. Pillai, chairman and managing director of Airolink, said: “Airolink has created a niche for itself in the construction of educational campuses and the latest contract from Bloom Education is a living testimony to our expertise in this field.”
Pillai added in the statement that around 500 workers and technicians are currently working on the project to handover by July 2018.
Facilities include a dedicated learning resource centre, iconic back box theatre for performances, sports hall, outdoor pitches, games courts, and a swimming pool.
The schools will also share a 600-seat auditorium and an IAAF standard running track.
In April, Airolink announced that it had signed $760m (AED2.8bn) worth of new project contracts, raising the company’s total value in its current order book to $1.2bn (AED4.4bn), from $435m (AED1.6bn) in the first quarter of 2017.
Airolink has been involved in the construction of five schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including Emirates College of Technology, Bloom School, Art Centre, and Dubai Heights School.