Carillion wins £130m contract

Suzie Neuwirth
CONSTRUCTION firm Carillion yesterday announced that its joint venture business in the UAE, Al Futtaim Carillion, has secured a £130m contract to design and build a new hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Construction of the five-star hotel, which will be 144 metres high and have a floor area of 100,000 square metres, will start in June 2013 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.

“We are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious contract, which reflects our reputation for delivering high-quality projects,” said Carillion chief executive Richard Howson.

“We look forward to working with Mubadala to design and build this state-of-the-art hotel.”