29 Jan 22 | Arabian Business

Uptown Tower, Dubai’s new supertall skycraper set for Q3 completion.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre senior executive says nearly 25% of commercial space has been pre-leased.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has announced that the centrepiece of its Uptown Dubai District has topped out at 329 metres.

The final concrete pour for the Uptown Tower’s roof on level 79 was completed by the project team while the steel crown of the building will be completed by the end of March, which will take the final height of the tower to 340 metres.

Uptown Tower is expected to be fully completed in the third quarter of 2022, a statement said.

t added that over 23,000 trucks delivered approximately 140,000 cubic metres of concrete to the project, with around 30,000 tonnes of steel used as reinforcement to achieve this project milestone.

Since the project began in July 2019, over 13 million manhours have been completed on site of the building, which will become the first supertall tower in the Uptown Dubai District.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman and CEO, DMCC, said: “With the topping out of Uptown Tower, we are about to see one of the most exciting urban districts in Dubai come to life. From the very start of the project, we set out to build Uptown Tower using the very latest smart and sustainable construction practices, which has enabled us to build an exceptional tower without any disruptions during what has been an incredibly challenging period for the global economy.

“I look forward to welcoming our first tenants and visitors when the project is complete in the third quarter of 2022.”

Paul Ashton, executive director – property, DMCC, added that nearly a quarter of commercial space in Uptown Tower has been pre-leased, with “strong interest” in the remaining space.

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the design of Uptown Tower replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare.

It will also feature a 188-key five-star luxury hotel, SO/ Uptown Dubai, as well as exclusive restaurants, extensive conference facilities, Grade A offices and 229 signature SO/ branded residences.