Developer Tameer Holding yesterday said construction of its Silver Tower in Dubai's Business Bay will commence ahead of schedule after the project's raft foundations were completed one week ahead of plan.
Speaking at a concrete-pouring event to celebrate the start of the next phase of construction, Tameer Dubai's Managing Director, Abdul Hamid Moukayed, said the early completion of the foundation stage is a notable achievement especially after facing several on-site challenges.
"Despite facing numerous hurdles during the laying of the raft foundation, including lack of access to the site due to ongoing infrastructural work, shortages of cement and RMC products and delayed delivery of some materials, through careful planning and timely action we managed to not only complete this phase on time, but pushed it ahead of its planned schedule," Moukayed said.
Located on the waterfront exit of Business Bay, the 34-storey freehold development has so far utilised 2,600 tonnes of cement, 1,200 tonnes of steel and 269 piles, with enabling works executed by Middle East Foundations and completed with nearly 300 workers, engineers and staff working onsite around the clock to ensure the foundation phase of the stunning commercial development was completed ahead of time.
As one of a series of towers being developed by Tameer in Business Bay, Silver Tower comprises 260 offices and is complemented by world-class leisure facilities, retail and dining establishments and a mini golf course.
Al Masharif-Al Rajihi Projects have been appointed as the project's main contractor and will commence work immediately on Silver Tower, utilising four construction pumps, and two on stand-by, as well as 57 transit mixers, two concrete distributors, one tower crane, 14 concrete vibrators, and six power fluids in construction of the tower.
Construction of Silver Tower comes amidst rising demand for residential and commercial units in Dubai.