Twin tower project at DIFC gathers pace for DAMAC Properties

Sun, 15 Feb, 2009


Park Towers development now rising at one floor every week

Luxury lifestyle provider DAMAC Properties, has announced that its iconic twin tower development – Park Towers - at DIFC is currently rising by a floor every week.

The Park Towers mixed use development, including residential commercial office and retail offerings is now starting to appear on the DIFC landscape with the North Tower at floor five and the South Tower at level three. The seven podium levels have already been completed and the distinctive shape of the towers is starting to be revealed.

Contractors Shapoorji Pallonji are currently completing a floor every six days – and are making good progress with the building which is expected to be completed next year. The impressive rate of progress at DIFC comes just a few weeks after DAMAC Properties also announced that its Ocean Heights tower at Dubai Marina had already reached the 37th floor with contractors completing a floor every five days.

Park Towers is DAMAC Properties’ only development at the rapidly expanding new financial centre of Dubai and will offer more than 400 apartments in a range of sizes. These will be combined with ten floors of commercial space – three for shops and seven which will offer state of the art offices. The building will offer freehold facility for UAE nationals and expatriates. In addition it will have excellent connectivity with direct pedestrian access to the DIFC retail spine and financial centre and within easy walking distance of the several metro stations serving the area. By car the Sheik Zayed or Al Khail roads are minutes away.

Commenting on the Park Towers construction progress, CEO of DAMAC Properties Peter Riddoch said: ‘DIFC has already attracted huge interest from world renowned firms who want to establish a base in Dubai and we designed Park Towers with these very companies and their employees in mind.

“To be able to live at the heart of a financial district and be at the centre of the action with stock markets, banks and financial institutions just minutes away is both convenient and important to the people who work in this sector.

‘However to combine with this with well designed apartments set in lush green landscaping with walkways and waterways helps to creates an ambience of home and a sense that you can still get away from the stresses of every day – even in the middle of a buzzing city like Dubai.

‘In addition DIFC already has a number of parks, cafes and entertainment facilities so it offers the best of both worlds to those customers who chose to live there.’

Each apartment at Park Towers has been designed to optimise views with its curved fully glazed façade. There will also be a number of hotel type services which will be available for residents including a restaurant, room service, regular housekeeping and also individual post boxes. For those looking to extend their working day there will also be high-speed Internet access, faxes, photocopying and a round the clock manned help desk. A banquet hall and meeting room facility designed for private parties, gatherings, special occasions and business meetings has also been included together with a residents health club with tennis court, male and fem,ale changing rooms, saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools, gym, crèche, children’s play area, barbeque areas within landscaped gardens .

Mr Riddoch said that the progress at Park Towers was now typical of the emphasis being placed on delivery by DAMAC Properties.

He said:’ We are working hard with our contractors to ensure they understand how important it is for us to move forward in a positive direction together.

‘In these times of market rumour and uncertainty we feel that there is no better way to demonstrate our commitment to our customers than by achieving the level of progress seen at Park Towers – and also recently at Ocean Heights. This sends out a strong signal to customers that it is business as usual.’