Carillion venture wins Dubai deal

London-listed support services firm Carillion yesterday said that its joint venture business in the UAE, Al Futtaim Carillion, has been awarded a £61m contract to develop the first phase of the Dubai Trade Centre, which includes an eight storey office building and a 588-room hotel. The work will begin in April 2014 and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2015. Chief executive Richard Howson called Dubai a “core market” for Carillion.