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Mace completes Dubai’s record-breaking One Za’abeel

by Mark Cantrell
Construction consultancy Mace has delivered one of it most complex engineering projects to date, with the completion of One Za'abeel in Dubai.

Construction consultancy Mace has delivered one of it most complex engineering projects to date, with the completion of One Za’abeel in Dubai.

The building, wholly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai, scores the Guinness World Records title for the world’s ‘longest cantilevered building’.

Mace led the project management of One Za’abeel, a mixed-use development with the record-breaking 230-metre long steel and glass ‘Link’.

The skybridge spans over a major four-laned highway suspended 100 metres above the ground between the development’s two towers. The Link is home to a rooftop infinity pool as well as fine dining restaurants and a destination bar.

Jason Millett, Mace Group’s deputy chief executive, and CEO of Consult, said: “The opening of One Za’abeel, one of the most impressive structures that Mace has ever built, marks an appropriate moment to reflect on our ambitions in the UAE having just celebrated our 25th year of working here.

“We are proud to be delivering distinctive value in MEA by playing our part in the creation of the many inspirational landmark developments which are taking shape right across the region.”

The latest project delivered by Mace in the region, it joins other iconic buildings and programmes including the Jumeirah Beach Residences, Expo 2020, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel and the world’s longest indoor ski slope in the desert at Ski Dubai.

The company continues to target growth within United Arab Emirates, with plans to open new offices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi; and targeting to increase headcount in the country by just under 50%, recruiting over the next twelve months to grow the UAE team from 240 people today to 350 by the end of the year.

Christopher Seymour, managing director of MEA, Mace Consult, said: “The newly completed One Za’abeel now stands proud as one of the most iconic buildings in this part of the world and we are honoured to have been able to have been project managers on this scheme.

“As a business we are committed to innovative delivery to achieve the goals of our clients and we hope that residents and visitors to Dubai alike are inspired by this striking new development.”

One Za’abeel has been awarded a total of four Guinness World Records: The longest cantilevered building at 67.227m (220ft 8.7in); the largest mesh screen on a building (multiple screens) at 28,665sqm (308,547sqft); the longest architectural projection-mapped display (temporary) at 272.25m (893.21ft); and the largest architectural projection-mapped display (temporary) at 30,662sqm (330,043sqft).

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