The Residences, Dorchester Collection ... located in Burj Khalifa District.

Work is in the final stages on The Residences, Dorchester Collection, a key luxury development in Dubai featuring a five-star hotel and 39 high-end residences overlooking the marina at Marasi Drive in the Burj Khalifa District, with the completion targeted for later in the year.

The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai has made significant progress in recent months, with a number of key milestones and accomplishments since the turn of the year, according to BSBG, an international design architect and executive architect with studios in London (UK), Dubai and Ho Chi Minh​ City (Vietnam).

BSBG was engaged midway through the concept stage as the executive architect and lead consultant for the project, working alongside concept architects Foster + Partners.

Once the detailed design was complete, BSBG was novated to contractor Roberts Constructions under a design-and-build contract to see the project through to completion.

The project comprises two separate towers interlinked at various points by expansive open landscaped podiums, the hallmark of which is a series of ‘free-standing’ white concrete columns standing at 36 m tall, states the top design architect.

“The landscape design is now in progress, and BSBG is in the process of compiling the documents for the Building Permit BP 8 submission to Dubai Municipality,” remarks BSBG Associate Hameed Syed, while providing the latest construction update.

“Roberts Constructions achieved 10 million safe man hours on March 10, 2021, which was a great achievement, and they are currently preparing to handover the basement Level Two car-park, and all apartments in the residential tower over to the client for commencing their fit-out works,” states Syed.

“Externally, the façade is very close to completion, and many will have noticed that the concrete columns in the void of both the residential and hotel towers have been completed and the scaffoldings are now removed,” he adds.