Construction on what will be the tallest tower on Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Walk, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa, has commenced with Middle East Foundation Group appointed as enabling works contractor, it was revealed on Monday.

With a built up area of 255,000sqm, the project will have three components, including the 183-room Address Jumeirah Resort + Spa, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa compromising serviced apartments, and ‘The Residences Jumeirah Dubai, managed by The Address’.

Middle East Foundation Group is undertaking the foundation work, which will feature 22km of bored piling for the two-tower development. Over 222,000 cubic metres of earth will be excavated for the three basement levels.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Managing Director, Hamptons International, said: “The award of the enabling works contract to Middle East Foundation Group underlines the commitment to work with best-in-class partners, for the on-schedule delivery of the project.

“As the leading foundation contractor, the company has proven expertise in undertaking large-scale projects. This iconic development has gained strong response from investors to the launch of the first homes - The Residences Jumeirah Dubai, Managed by The Address and the serviced apartments The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa, and we are committed to its on-schedule delivery.”

The development will also have access to more than 100 metres of exclusive beach frontage as well as several food and beverage options.

A spokesperson of Middle East Foundation Group, said: The two-tower development will be one of the key architectural icons that we are working on in Dubai, having supported several ambitious mixed-use mega-developments already. We are committed to completing the excavation works and enabling work as per the schedule.”