The package forms a significant part of the AED 3.0 billion (USD 816 million) Jewel of the Creek project being developed by the Dubai International Real Estate (DIRE). The project is a mixed-used development bounded by Al Maktoum Bridge (NW), Baniyas Road (NE), the Floating Bridge (SE) and Dubai Creek (SW). Designed by Kieferle & Partner and Kling Consult Joint Venture (KCKP JV), after their winning entry to an international competition, the master-plan embraces the location, reflecting the waves and steady movement of the Creek.
Package 8 consists of five hospitality buildings ranging between 15 and 19 floors, featuring a hotel and serviced apartments, a ballroom and an attached café; a marina, including four foot bridges and one vehicular bridge; and hard and soft landscaping works. The objective of the development is to transform the location into a vibrant urban centre and a prominent landmark in the heart of Dubai. The vision is to create a project of strong identification, a complex as a unit unparalleled along the Creek with functions linked to each other, yet each part of the development with its own expression and values.
Specon is working under the Main Contractor of the project, the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), after being nominated as the preferred MEP contractor by the esteemed developer, to deliver the MEP works of the package which consist of fit-out works in the basements, complete MEP works for the buildings including state-of-the-art systems associated with the latest technologies for smart buildings and sustainable developments, and associated external works.