Vibrocompaction process at Palma Residences site is on schedule

DUBAI — The vibrocompaction process is well under way and on schedule at the 61,000sqm site of Palma Residences, paving the way for construction to begin on Nakheel’s new luxury residential project on the Palm Jumeirah.

By (A Correspondent)

Published: Fri 8 Jun 2012, 10:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:35 AM

The process, which involves densifying loose sands to create a stable foundation soils, will be completed in the next three months, the leading property developer said on Thursday.

In April this year, Nakheel awarded Dubai Civil Engineering a Dh194 million contract for Palma Residences’ infrastructure and construction work. The team is now fully mobilised, with more than 900 workers expected on site at the peak of construction.

Nakheel is also in the final stages of appointing a contractor for the Palma Residences beach profiling work, due to begin in the next month. The beach designer is Halcrow.

Palma Residences, located off the eastern side of the Palm Jumeirah’s trunk, is an exclusive collection of 104 Mediterranean-style residential units, each with direct beach or pool access. The development — one of several Nakheel projects in the pipeline for Palm Jumeirah this year — is due for completion by the end of 2013. Palma Residences range from Dh6 million to around Dh8 million.

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