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Dubai Properties’ Bellevue Towers marks major construction milestone

Dubai Properties has announced the completion of the raft casting at its $54m (AED200m) Bellevue Towers residential project, located by the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai

Raft Casting at Bellevue Towers.
Raft Casting at Bellevue Towers.

Dubai Properties has announced the completion of the raft casting at its $54m (AED200m) Bellevue Towers residential project, located by the Marasi Business Bay waterfront in Dubai. 

The raft foundation of the 717,156.57 square feet development was completed in just 48 hours, with 1,124 trucks delivering more than 9,500 cubic metres of concrete simultaneously to the site between 29 September and 1 October 2017.

The enabling works, including excavation, dewatering, pile cap cutting and treatment, saw more than 1,800 tonnes of reinforced steel used to construct the 5,067 square metre raft.  

Read: DP awards main contractor for $54m tower project

Since mobilisation of construction works in May 2017, the project has proceeded on target. It is scheduled for handover in the third quarter of 2019.

A green concrete mix was used for the project, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, which was continuously poured at the rate of 200 cubic metres per hour.

Marwan Al Kindi, executive director of Dubai Properties, said: “The successful completion of this critically important phase of the development is testimony to our commitment to delivering best-in-class residential projects.

“Now that the full raft has been cast, work will begin on the main floors, with the construction on track for a timely delivery."

The two-tower complex will comprise 319 units including 159 one-bedroom apartments, 105 two-bedroom apartments, 42 three-bedroom apartments, 10 penthouses and three loft apartments.

Bellevue Towers will also include amenities such as a gym, a pool, a children’s pool, and a playground.

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