Damac Properties has issued a tender for enabling work on its 30-storey Vera Residences tower in Business Bay, Dubai.

The contract will cover a range of project preparation tasks, including readying the building site for foundational layout and piling, before primary construction work can commence.

UAE-based Damac said it wanted to hire an enabling contractor by the first week of April – less than a fortnight from today (19 March).

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On-site enabling work is expected to last one month.

Damac’s Vera Residence in Business Bay, Dubai, is a 30-storey tower featuring a basement and ground level, three podium levels, 25 residential floors with studios, one- and two-story apartments, and a communal rooftop area.

The high-end apartment block has a range of amenities including a children’s play area, barbecue area, temperature-controlled swimming pool, gym, running track, sauna and steam rooms, landscaped gardens, and covered parking spaces.

The building site is located on Al Abraj Street, which runs parallel to the Dubai Creek. A shopping boulevard will also be built for Vera Residence. This will keep the complex in tune with what appears to be a growing trend among property developers to build self-contained residential communities in Dubai.

On the Vera Residences project, senior vice president of commercial at Damac Properties, Mohammed Tahaineh, said: “Damac is issuing the tender following unprecedented response by buyers for this value-driven investment proposition, located in a desirable area of Dubai.”

“We wanted to start construction work without delay, to be in a position to deliver the units to their new owners as quickly as we can.”

Damac’s hunt for an enabling contractor comes after the premium property developer issued a tender for construction of the second of six towers in its Aykon City development, which sits less than 10km from Vera Residences.

This construction tender itself came less than a month after Damac awarded a $163m (AED600m) contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) for main construction work of a tower at the Aykon City master development.