Al Futtaim Carillion will design and build five-star scheme in city’s new central business district

Richard Howson

Richard Howson

Carillion’s joint venture business in the United Arab Emirates has been confirmed to design and build a £130m luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In a statement this morning, the group said Al Futtaim Carillion had been appointed by client Mubadala Development Company (MDC) for the five-star hotel job, located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi’s new central business district.

Work on the 144m high, 100,000 sq m building will start this month and is scheduled to complete by the end of 2015.    

Carillion chief executive, Richard Howson, said: ”We are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious contract, which reflects our reputation for delivering high-quality projects. 

“We look forward to working with Mubadala to design and build this state-of-the-art hotel and to building on the strong, long-term relationship we have with Mubadala in Abu Dhabi.”      

Al Futtaim Carillion is already delivering two other contracts in Abu Dhabi for MDC: the £600m contract to construct New York University Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island and a £20m enabling works contract for the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair Overhaul Centre at Al Ain.

The latest contract was classified as a probable order in Carillion’s interim management statement in May.