The prime property, to be managed by Jumeirah Living, part of the Jumeirah Group, will offer world-class luxury to its buyers when complete in December 2007.
Superstructure work for Tower ‘A’ began in November 2005 and the shell was completed in line with the construction deadline. Exterior and interior finishes and fit-outs are currently underway. Due for completion in December 2007, the WTCR will comprise two towers – a 30-storey Tower ‘A’ and a 40-storey Tower ‘B’ jointly housing 377 luxurious managed apartments.
“Delays in construction can prove to be costly both for the investor and the developer,” explained Thomas Wiegand, Head of Project, Asteco Property Management (real estate consultants responsible for the sale of apartments). “The project team has pulled out all the stops to ensure that construction meets the schedule. The tower ‘A’ topping out therefore is an achievement for all involved.”
“Safeguarding our investors’ interests takes priority and the construction progress should provide a glimpse into the professionalism and service that this state-of-the-art luxury residence in downtown Dubai stands for,” he added.
Project Management has been entrusted to Turner Construction International (USA) and Architectural and Interior Designs are being completed by lead design consultant TROJungBrannen, one of the foremost architectural firms in the United States.
The demolition of the old World Trade Centre Hotel was completed in April 2005, and the foundation work was completed by October 2005. The foundation raft was built on 211 tower piles and 199 podium piles. The buildings are primarily concrete structures with more than 100,000 cubic metres of cement concrete. The structural steel component measures 630 metric tonnes.
Turner Construction International’s Project Manager Giridhar Thandu added: “Work on the next phase of construction, Tower ‘B’, is already in progress and we are confident that this will be delivered on time as well.”
Jumeirah Living, the new luxury residences and serviced apartments division of Jumeirah Group will manage all WTCR apartments. The range of luxury hospitality services includes a 24-hour dedicated concierge team, housekeeping, security, maintenance, switchboard, guest relations, valet parking, doormen, bellmen, personal trainers and lifeguards. Jumeirah Living will also offer an extensive menu of additional services to residents – from personal assistant service and laundry, to private luxury cars with chauffeurs and on-call paramedics.
Most of the apartments have a duplex configuration with a balcony and consist of between one to four bedrooms. Apartments are available on 99-year renewable lease contracts.
The 29th floor will be home to the World Trade Centre Residence Club, an informal retreat and meeting place strictly for residents and guests. It includes a fully equipped gym and health club, temperature-controlled pool, as well as a poolside bar and cafe.
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