Faithful+Gould was appointed by Atkins to provide cost management for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Lighthouse Tower. DIFC is a 110 acre free-zone envisaged to be the world’s newest international financial centre serving the vast region between Western Europe and East Asia. The 400 metre tall Lighthouse Tower will accommodate prestigious offices over 64 floors which sit above a 2-storey podium and a leisure deck with health club, swimming pool, executive lounge and cultural spaces.
The approach was to achieve project programme targets, maintain client budget and expedite the process to produce accurate estimate and tender information including a separate cost estimate for sustainability. In setting a new benchmark for Dubai, the design aspires to be a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rated low-carbon commercial building which will aim to reduce its total energy consumption by up to 65% and water consumption by up to 35% compared to the current Dubai standard design.
This project is ongoing.