Dubai, UAE, March 10th Luxury lifestyle provider DAMAC Properties is adding a new tower to the skyline at TECOM as its Smart Heights development rea
New futuristic tower reaches level fifteen
Dubai, UAE, March 10th Luxury lifestyle provider DAMAC Properties is adding a new tower to the skyline at TECOM as its Smart Heights development reaches the half way point of construction.
Smart Heights, which will feature some of the latest gadgetry and office technology, has now reached the 15th floor and is on schedule to reach its final 21 storey height and be completed by the end of 2009. The main contractor for the building is ECC.
The development is one of two projects that DAMAC Properties has at TECOM – with its Executive Heights building already completed last year.
Smart Heights will offer 288,000sq ft of office space and already most of the 21 floors have been purchased or leased. Among the ‘smart’ facilities available will be security card access control, energy efficient lighting systems, automated boardrooms and business lounges and touch pad request screens for elevators with LCD response panels.
Currently mechanical, electrical and plumbing works are underway at Smart Heights so that all cabling, pipes and wiring is integrated and contracts for internal fixtures and fittings including signage, lighting and sanitary ware are in the process of being awarded.
Chairman of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani said that offering the latest technology was now becoming a necessity for developers and that office locations in Dubai had to differentiate themselves in this way.
‘A lot of thought and consideration went into the design for Smart Heights. Today company’s expectations are that they will have an office environment that will be designed to meet their every need and make their lives easier. The use of automation, electronics and also IT facilities should be designed with the customer in mind and we believe that Smart Heights will offer great options for these facilities,’ said Mr Sajwani.
‘TECOM will eventually become a vibrant business community and it will be a great location for companies with excellent access to both the Sheik Zayed and Al Khail Roads – in addition to the TECOM metro station which will be just a few minutes walk away.
‘We already know that Smart Heights will stand out because of its futuristic design – but it will also become synonymous with modern technology.’
In addition to 21 office floors, the building will have a health club and outdoor swimming pool on site for those who want to relax after the working day, with a day care centre, green landscaped surroundings and views over The Greens development.
Mr Sajwani added:‘ Our progress at Smart Heights is there for all to see as the building starts to become a permanent and prominent fixture on the landscape at TECOM.’