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Omnium team visits supertall 340m Uptown Dubai site

27th May 2022

Dubai’s latest supertall tower, Uptown Dubai, topped out in Q1 2022 at 340 metres, creating a striking new addition to the Dubai skyline and becoming the first supertall tower in the Uptown Dubai District.

Omnium’s Managing Director Nicholas Harris and Group Communications Manager Emma Byrne were recently given an exclusive guided site walk around the Uptown Dubai site, viewing the lower elevations with senior client representatives before heading to the top of the tower to take in breathtaking views of Dubai.

Our site walk was a fantastic opportunity to continue our strong client partnership with DMCC, maintaining communication between senior representatives and forward-planning as the site moves to development of interior spaces.

Developed by DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), construction commenced in July 2019 and has continued at pace in spite of challenges posed by the global pandemic.

Omnium International is pleased to be appointed to Uptown Dubai as the project’s Cost Consultant, delivering our established Pre and Post Contract expertise in high-rise and super-high rise to DMCC as the team looks to achieve its target of Gold LEED status. With current project One Za’abeel also targeting Gold LEED status, our team enjoys highly relevant experience in sustainability-focused development in Dubai and continually applies this knowledge to Uptown Dubai in order to achieve our client’s commercial and ethical build objectives.

Uptown Dubai: Dubai’s latest skyline statement

Uptown Dubai: Dubai’s latest skyline statement

The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture-designed Uptown Dubai tower comprises 78 floors, serving the business, resident and visitor communities with premium office, residential, hospitality and leisure spaces that will draw new appeal to the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district, a lively neighbourhood featuring world-class retail, dining, entertainment and hospitality offerings.

Uptown Dubai’s design replicates brilliant diamonds, with a faceted glass façade which will brightly illuminate interiors with natural light. Harsh glare will be filtered out by the smart design, creating an inviting and comfortable environment internally and a stunning exterior that makes a strong statement about this vibrant part of the emirate.

Uptown Dubai will also become home to DMCC’s headquarters, offering exceptional office facilities for the client’s people.

Uptown Dubai’s specification includes:

  • 340m, 78-storey supertall tower
  • Targeted LEED Gold certified status
  • 188-key, 5* luxury hotel accommodation branded to SO/Uptown Dubai
  • 229 luxury SO/Uptown Dubai branded residences
  • Exclusive restaurants
  • Conferencing & events facilities
  • Grade A office space
  • High-end retail outlets
Omnium International’s high-rise & mixed-use experience

Omnium International’s high-rise & mixed-use experience

High-rise, supertall and megatall development is a niche specialism for Omnium International, established through extensive global experience on tower structures in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and further afield.

With the Burj Khalifa, the current world’s tallest freestanding building, taking pride of place in our portfolio, together with active projects incorporating further megatall towers, pioneering mixed-use buildings including Dubai’s One Za’abeel, Sky View and Burj Vista, and residential and hospitality towers in Jeddah, Omnium has supported clients in developing exciting communities which create valuable economic opportunities through commerce, residency and tourism.

Local offices throughout the UAE, KSA, Europe and the UK support our clients’ developments. Omnium’s site team at Uptown Dubai receives readily accessible expertise from our local head office, providing benchmarking and cost planning services which lead the way in the region, managing the project efficiently to meet DMCC’s budget and commercial vision.

About Omnium International: Niche Cost & Project Management Consultants

Serving the Middle East, Europe and the UK from 7 international branches, and headquartered in Dubai, Omnium International is amongst the strongest Quantity Surveying and Cost Consultancy firms in the region.

RICS regulated and ISO accredited, our highly experienced, dedicated and award-winning team benefits from expertise gained worldwide across a richly diverse range of sectors, from infrastructure and complex master planning to hospitality, residential and commercial mixed-use projects.

We are proud to have delivered iconic projects including the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall, Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Creek Harbour, key Expo 2020 Pavilions and Jeddah Economic City.

Services include:

  • Pre-concept advice, feasibility & Cost Planning
  • Pre Contract QS services
  • Pre Contract Contracts Preparation
  • Contracts Management, Variation & Final Account
  • Dispute Resolution & Claims Management services delivered by our sister company, Omnium Resolve

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