Construction of the $68m (AED250m) Binghatti Stars has passed the halfway mark and the residential building in Dubai Silicon Oasis is now 60% complete, officials told Construction Week.

Structural work is done for several floors of the mid-rise "affordable luxury" property. With the main contractor on site, Granada Europe Construction (GEC), pouring a 2,300m2  slab of concrete every week to build a new floor, Binghatti Stars' main structure is on track to complete in the coming months, which will keep the project on track for a December 2018 completion.

Located in Dubai's first masterplanned smart hub, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Binghatti Stars will add to the 19 other Binghatti-branded buildings that are either finished or under construction in the first smart city community in the UAE. 

READ: Construction of Dubai's Binghatti Stars on track for 2018 completion

As Binghatti Stars is compliant with Dubai's Green Building Code, more than 50% of the construction materials procured by the business, such as wood and steel, came from recycled materials. The company used suppliers such as RAK Ceramics, Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, Mitsubishi, ABB, Schneider, Siemens, and Bosch.

The 16-storey building has a rooftop garden, a heat-monitored swimming pool, a 'technogym', a children’s play area, six retail units, two basement levels, and two podiums. The mixed-use property has 362 residential units available as studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Due to rising consumer demand for the property, the building had to be redesigned from its initial 10-floor design.

The developer said is targeting residents that earn between $4,000 (AED15,000) and $8,000 (AED30,000) per month.