More than 9,000 cu m of concrete was poured into the foundations of the tower.

Leading UAE developer Damac Properties has recorded an important milestone at its Zada Tower project at Business Bay in Dubai with foundation works completed within three months of awarding the major works contract.

A 26-storey building, Zada offers quality amenities such as a swimming pool, a children’s playground and a fitness centre, among others.

More than 9,000 cu m of concrete was poured into the foundation, an amount that could fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools. The concrete was casted to support the tower, lift pits, sump pits and retaining walls. Additionally, 1,600 tons of steel reinforcement was used to complete the foundation, it states.

In September, Damac had awarded Trans Emirates Contracting a contract worth Dh181 million to start main work construction of Zada.

Announcing the project progress, Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice-President of Damac, says: “The contractor has fully mobilised the project with the required number of workers and machinery and currently the site is working in both day and night shifts, which has ensured that the progress is on schedule. In fact, it is quite quick progress given the current market conditions due to the pandemic. The swift progress we are making on Zada Tower is only possible because we take Covid-19 health measures very seriously.”

“Damac has always taken decisive steps to adhere to proper health and safety protocols and the pandemic has only made us more stringent. In November, we logged more than 53 million safe man-hours across our ongoing projects in Dubai,” he adds.