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Damac 'Smart Heights' nears completion.

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Luxury lifestyle provider Damac Properties said it has completed the structure of its 'Smart Heights' office tower at Tecom and work has already begun to complete the interior of the building.

The roof of the 21 storey Smart Heights is now in progress and plastering plastering, house construction technique involving the application of plaster to walls and ceilings, exterior plasterwork being of a different composition and generally known as stucco. , pipework and the floors are already being fitted inside with much of the finishing already up to the 16th floor, said a senior official.

On the exterior, cladding The plastic or glass sheath that is fused to and surrounds the core of an optical fiber. The cladding's mirror-like coating keeps the light waves reflected inside the core. The cladding is covered with a protective outer jacket. See fiber optics glossary.  is now underway to give the building its striking arctic blue glass and aluminium facade facade (fəsäd`), exterior face or wall of a building. The term implies ordered placement of its openings and other features and thus seems inapplicable to a wall without design. . Plans for the electricity substation which will serve the building's energy requirements are also due to be approved in the next few weeks.

The development is one of two projects that Damac Properties has at Tecom -- with its Executive Heights building already completed last year.

'Once completed, Smart Heights will offer 288,000sq ft of office space. Already most of the 21 floors have been purchased or leased. Among the 'smart' facilities available will be security card access control and energy efficient lighting systems,' Damac chief executive Peter Riddoch stated.

The completion of Smart Heights later this year would be well timed Adj. 1. well timed - done or happening at the appropriate or proper time; "a timely warning"; "with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery"; "a seasonable time for discussion"; "the book's publication was well timed"  to coincide with the opening of the Metro train link, he noted.

'Tecom is fast becoming a vibrant business community and will have great connectivity with the new Metro link and excellent access to both the Sheik Zayed and Al Khail Roads,' he added.

'Despite the fact that it will be surrounded sur·round  
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.

 by many modern office and residential complexes, Smart Heights will stand out with its futuristic fu·tur·is·tic  
1. Of or relating to the future.

a. Of, characterized by, or expressing a vision of the future: futuristic decor.

 and elegant design and with work on the external structure already completed, people can now see it appearing on the Tecom skyline for themselves,' Peter said.

In addition to 21 office floors, the building will have a health club and outdoor swimming pool on site for those who want to relax after a working day in green landscaped surroundings and views over the neighbouring Greens development.

Damac Properties' second building at Tecom, Executive Heights, is home to its own corporate headquarters and other companies are due start moving into the building within the next few months.

Commenting further, Riddoch added: 'With the roof now being finished off at Smart Heights we can really concentrate on the internal finishes and ensure that we deliver a building to our customers that typifies the Damac brand -- an iconic i·con·ic  
1. Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon.

2. Having a conventional formulaic style. Used of certain memorial statues and busts.
 building in a prime location.'

Smart Heights is one of three commercial buildings planned for handover n. 1. The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the original posssessors; the handover of power from the military back to the civilian authorities s>.  by Damac Properties in 2009 with the other two, XL Tower and Business Tower, at Business Bay.

In addition the company will be completing two residential projects at Jumeirah Village South (Emirates Gardens I and II) and Lago Vista, a three tower development, at IMPZ IMPZ International Media Production Zone  before the end of the year.- TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Jul 20, 2009
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