iconic landmark wtcr achieves major milestone

Published June 26th, 2007 - 01:35 GMT

iconic landmark wtcr achieves major milestone
Project team celebrates ‘topping out’ ceremony

The World Trade Centre Residence (WTCR) project reached another major milestone recently when the final concrete was pumped into place to complete the superstructure of the upper tower – around 150 metres above ground level.

The project continues to run according to the developers’ master schedule and to celebrate this achievement, the project team held a ‘topping out’ ceremony at which key executives and management from the main stakeholder organisations were present to show their appreciation to the project team for its efforts to date.

Ali H Odeh, Chairman of Turner Construction International Middle East, WTCR’s project managers, said: “We are all working hard to achieve the primary programme objectives, which are to complete the main construction works before the end of 2007 and then commence a phased handover to the buyers in the early part of 2008.”

The WTCR construction team includes Swissboring for foundations, Dubai Contracting Company for superstructure and finishes, Bilt Middle East for MEP, Al Abbar Aluminium for cladding and ETA Melco for vertical transportation.

The World Trade Centre Residence, when completed, will house 375 one to four-bedroom luxury apartments and two penthouses, which have been designed to the very highest international standards. Facilities offered include a Residents’ Club, with stunning views of the surrounding area, adjacent lounging deck with adult and children’s pools, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, business meeting rooms and ample basement car parking.

Jumeirah Living, the new luxury residences and serviced apartments division of Jumeirah Group, will manage all WTCR apartments with a complete range of luxury hospitality services including a dedicated concierge team, housekeeping, security, maintenance, switchboard, guest relations, valet parking, doormen, bellboys, business center and lifeguards. Jumeirah Living will also offer an extensive menu of a la carte services to the residents.

Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, said: “Jumeirah Living is another important strategic addition to the Jumeirah Group portfolio of businesses and through this new division, our guests and residents will receive the exceptional and world class service, that Jumeirah is known for, right in the comfort of their own homes.”

The Information and Communication Technology systems have been given particular attention to ensure that buyers enjoy the highest technological conveniences and these include hi-tech security, WiFi, and home automation systems.

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