Foundation works completed for DAMAC Properties’ ZADA Tower in Business Bay

Thu, 31 Dec, 2020
  • DAMAC records key milestone as ZADA project progresses on schedule
  • Stringent health and safety protocols have helped keep projects on track
  • ZADA offers world-class amenities at a prime downtown-adjacent location 

DAMAC Properties has recorded an important milestone at its ZADA Tower project in Business Bay with major foundation works completed within three months of awarding the major works contract.

“The contractor has fully mobilized the project with the required number of workers and machinery and currently the site is working in both day and night shifts, which has ensured that the progress is on schedule. In fact, it is quite quick progress given the current market conditions due to the pandemic,” Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President of DAMAC said.

More than 9,000 cubic meters of concrete was poured into the foundation, an amount that could fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools. The concrete was casted to support the tower, lift pits, sump pits and retaining walls. Additionally, 1,600 tons of steel reinforcement was used to complete the foundation. 

In September, DAMAC awarded Trans Emirates Contracting, LLC a contract worth AED 181,000,000 to start main work construction of ZADA, a 26-storey building located in the coveted Business Bay neighbourhood. 

ZADA offers world-class amenities such as a swimming pool, a children’s playground and a fitness centre, among others. Owing to its location in one of Dubai’s most sought after neighbourhoods nearby Burj Khalifa, residents will be close to the best shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in their vicinity.

The UAE government’s excellent handling of the pandemic has allowed businesses to open up due to the stringent health and safety measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“The swift progress we are making on ZADA Tower is only possible because we take Covid-19 health measures very seriously. DAMAC has always taken decisive steps to adhere to proper health and safety protocols and the pandemic has only made us more stringent. In November, we logged more than 53 million safe man-hours across our ongoing projects in Dubai,” McLoughlin said.

DAMAC has several measures in place on their construction sites to curb the spread of Covid-19 including daily temperature checks, 30% occupancy on bus transport, spreading out of worker shifts to ensure social distancing is maintained on sites and more rest areas on site to ensure that mingling is reduced during work breaks. Worker living spaces and toilets are cleaned and sanitised on a daily basis, and hand sanitiser is widely available on construction sites.