The 77-storey Il Primo Tower ... the focus is now on facade installation work.

Leading Dubai developer Emaar and WSP, one of the world’s leading professional services consulting firms, have jointly announced the topping out of the over 340-m-tall Il Primo Tower in Dubai Opera District.

Situated on the north side of the Opera House between The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, the project comprises a 77-storey structure with podium and six levels of basement and parking. The units are masterfully crafted with views of the iconic structures of the city and come with an array of amenities and luxuries such as marble floors, ambient lighting, and modern art. VVIPs can opt for extra large units which offer sweeping views and floor-to-ceiling windows, says Emaar. With proximity to major roads and the Dubai Metro, the iconic tower offers residents easy access to the whole city, it added.

This  milestone of the supertall building reaching its utmost structural height was celebrated during an exclusive ceremony which was attended by key dignitaries and project stakeholders.

Bader Hareb of Emaar Developmentsays: “Set in the heart of the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, Il Primo Tower is uniquely positioned to deliver an unparalleled lifestyle experience for residents upon its completion. This latest engineering feat brings the vision for Il Primo one step closer to reality, and we now direct our focus to the steel crown construction, façade installations and continue the MEP, fire and life safety, acoustics, fit-out and interior finishing works.”

“On completion, Il Primo will strengthen Emaar Development’s world-class portfolio of developments and offer accessible luxury to all residents and customers,” he adds.

Mark Farley, Director of Building Services at WSP Middle East, says: “On behalf of WSP Middle East, it’s an honour to celebrate the topping out of yet another iconic structure in the stunning skyline of Dubai.”

WSP Middle East is the lead consultant, designer, and architect of record for this project, and is working alongside Mace (project management consultancy) and TAV Construction (contractor).

“Our project team has shown resilience, hard work, and dedication to repeatedly redefine the boundaries of modern-day engineering and construction,” states Farley.