Dubai developer Damac Properties has issued a new tender for main works for a second tower at its Aykon City master development, it announced on Monday.
The tender will be awarded for the tower construction which includes three basements, ground floor and 10 podium levels, a dedicated lifestyle and entertainment level, 49 residential floors and a rooftop.
The total built up area will be 1.7 million square feet, a statement said.
“Construction development at Aykon City site is progressing rapidly with piling work for this tower already completed, so we have moved to the tendering stage which will see a new construction partner being appointed as early as May 2018,” said Mohammed Tahaineh, senior vice president – Commercial, Damac Properties.
The tender comes after Damac awarded a construction contract worth around Dhs600m last month for one of the towers at Aykon City to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
It covers main works for the construction for the tower – which consists of serviced apartments. The tower includes two basement, ground floor and ten podium levels, along with a lifestyle and entertainment level, 53 residential floors and a rooftop.
Work began on March 1, 2018.
Launched in 2016 as a Dhs7.4bn six-tower project, Akyon City is located close to the Dubai Canal development.
The four million square feet luxury development is located on the eastern and western sides of Sheikh Zayed road at the Safa Park intersection.
It will include an 80-storey all-suites Aykon Hotel and Residences tower, a 63-storey Damac Maison Serviced Hotel Residences, a 60-storey apartment tower and a 65-storey office tower.
It will also have two 30-floor ultra-luxury residential towers with car lifts to each unit and direct views over Dubai Canal and Safa Park.
The project will also feature the Aykon Dare, an adrenaline experience on the 80th floor of the hotel where guests get to walk outside the tower’s roof.
Akycon City will also comprise a plaza with swimming pools, spa, beach club, cafés, restaurants, yoga and tai-chi areas and a private members club.
At the time of launch, Damac said the completion of the project was slated for 2021.