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Dubai's Emaar awards Grande Tower contract to SSH

SSH has been appointed by WSP to work as the luxury residential tower's architect

Grande Tower boasts views of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
Grande Tower boasts views of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

SSH has won a contract to deliver architecture services for Emaar Properties' luxury residential Grande Tower in Dubai's Opera District. 

The architecture and engineering consultancy was appointed by Canada-headquartered WSP. 

SSH declined to disclose the value of its contract for the project, 

The 78-storey tower features 866 apartments available as one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom units, with several penthouses available. 

READ: Emaar Development names Bader Saeed Hareb new CEO

Grande Tower's podium level will provide direct access to the landscaped promenade for the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. A number of shops will be be inside Grande Tower's podium, maximising its proximity to the popular tourist areas.

Upper levels of the podium will include a swimming pool with views of the Dubai Fountain. Car park spaces will be built in the basement.  

Michael Byron, resident director for the UAE at SSH, described the building as "a significant addition to the Downtown Dubai skyline".

He said the consultancy was pleased to have won repeat work with Emaar, which this week appointed Bader Saeed Hareb as chief executive officer of Emaar Development.

SSH is active across the Middle East and confirmed in February 2018 that it opened a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in a build to develop closer ties with hotel developers and operators amid hospitality growth in the kingdom.

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