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Main construction begins on Pearl Dubai

Al Habtoor Leighton Group will complete main works on US $4bn project

Representatives of Pearl Dubai, AL Habtoor Leighton Group and Tecom at the official construction launch.
Representatives of Pearl Dubai, AL Habtoor Leighton Group and Tecom at the official construction launch.

Pearl Dubai FZ LLC has announced the commencement of main construction work on its US$4 billion (AED15 billion) Dubai Pearl project.

Al Habtoor Leighton Group is undertaking the work. The firm was awarded the main construction contract at the end of 2008.

The announcement made yesterday follows the completion of the enabling and piling works by Al Habtoor STFA Soil Group (HSSG).

“The commencement of main construction work on the project strongly illustrates our commitment to ensure a timely transformation of this high-end landmark destination, which will set new industry benchmarks in the region,” said Abdul Majeed Ismail Al Fahim, chairman of Pearl Dubai.

Some 8000 workers are due to work on-site when construction is in full swing, the company said in a statement.

David Savage, managing director of Al Habtoor Leighton Group, said: “We have been involved with Dubai Pearl from the beginning of its construction, and will continue to ensure that excellence in quality and safety goes hand-in-hand with the use of the best technology on the project.” 

High-strength concrete, steel trusses and hollow core slabs will be used in the composite construction process and heavy lifting techniques using jacking systems will be used for work on top of the four towers.

To comply with the Leed Gold certification processes, Pearl Dubai is facilitating recycling of materials from the previously demolished structures.

The mixed-use development, located in Tecom, will have a 2000-seater theatre as well as residential, commercial and retail spaces.

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