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Mace Appointed as Buildings Operations Manager for Uptown Tower in Dubai

Mace Appointed as Buildings Operations Manager for Uptown Tower in Dubai
12 June 2023

Mace Operate is set to provide building operations management for the DMCC’s new 81-storey tower in Dubai.

Dubai's Uptown Tower is predicted to become one of the most sought-after commercial buildings in the UAE when it opens this year. 22 floors of premium Grade A commercial office space have already been pre-leased in the 340-metre-tall tower, to companies such as Litasco Middle East, HIKVision, and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

The building has an LEED Gold status in the globally recognised sustainability framework, and it won a RoSPA Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, in recognition of the major focus on health and safety during the construction.


First Tower in Uptown Dubai District


Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Uptown Tower is the first tower to be built within the Uptown Dubai district and will feature a 188-key 5-star luxury hotel – “SO/ Uptown Dubai”, SO/ branded residences, commercial office spaces, and exclusive food and beverage offerings in The Atrium.

Mace will provide facilities management services including building maintenance, contract management and building strategy.

Ross Abbate, Chief Executive of Mace Operate, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by DMCC to manage the building operations and facilities of Uptown Tower, playing a driving role in maintaining the tower’s premium status in the years to come. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of DMCC’s journey in redefining the premium mixed-use communities of Dubai, whilst also having a core focus on robust ESG delivery.”

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, added: “Uptown Tower represents the first key milestone in the development of the wider Uptown Dubai district. Matching the tower’s premium status with a leading operations management company was essential to ensure the highest level of service to our office tenants, residents and all who visit Uptown Dubai. The appointment of Mace is the latest step in solidifying the tower’s position as one of the most sought-after destinations in Dubai and the region.”

Picture: a render showing the Uptown Tower. Image Credit: Mace

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 June 2023


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