Contractor joint venture will deliver phase of Dubai’s Trade Centre District

A Carillion joint venture has secured a £125m phase of Dubai’s Trade Centre District.

Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) will deliver 178,000 sq m of development, including two office buildings of eight and twelve stories. Work has begun, with completion scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.

AFC is nearing completion of an earlier phase won in 2014, taking the total amount of work won by the joint venture on the project to around £200m.

Dubai Trade Centre District is a major development located between the current Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Emirates Towers in the heart of the city’s Central Business District.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “We are delighted to have been selected for the second phase of this major development in Dubai, where we continue to see more opportunities coming to market for which our capabilities and reputation for delivering to high standards of quality, safety and reliability are important to customers. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with Dubai World Trade Centre to deliver this important development”.