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Project Star Mixed-Use Development - Expo 2020
The Project Star mixed-use scheme will be developed at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai, covering a gross floor area of 216,340 square meters. This mixed-use scheme comprising a retail mall and two hotels . It is being executed in joint venture with Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). Phasing for the project has not been finalized. It could be delivered in two phases, with the first including a retail mix and one of the two Rove branded hotels. The second phase would be an expansion to the mall and the second Rove branded hotel. There will also be a large car park, which is expected to have nearly 8,000 spaces. For construction, car parking and site-wide infrastructure, the retail mall, which is expected to be awarded to a contractor as one package. The retail mall will spread across a built up area of 83,000 square metres over three levels. The ground level will contain parking and a hypermarket. The first and second floors will house retail, food and beverage units, a cinema, a family entertainment centre and a food court. The hotels will be tendered and delivered as separate construction packages. Work on the fast-track scheme is being procured using a two-stage tender process to ensure that it opens in time for the Expo 2020. Initial offers with unit rates and margins are to be submitted by contractors by October 20, 2016 as part of the first stage. The second stage will involve selecting a contractor and working towards a target price, which will then be converted into a lump sum contract once the design is complete and expected costs can be fully determined. Dubai-based a company is providing project and cost management services, while another Architects firm is the concept architect. A Local Gulf Co. is the lead design consultant for the retail mall. Mott MacDonald has been appointed as engineer for the parking and infrastructure, while a local group is acting as consultant for the first Rove hotel.