Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has appointed a consortium of CH2M Hill and Mace to undertake all real estate and construction delivery related programme management services for its Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development – the master district that will also host Expo 2020 Dubai within a secure gated area when the six month event debuts in October 2020.
US firm CH2M Hill and UK-based Mace formed a joint venture to bid for the job. They will provide consultancy, real estate programme management, design, construction and operations management.
Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali is intended as a new focal point of global business tourism for the region, hosting trade fairs, mega-events and conferences.
Most recently, the pair of firms delivered the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Separately, CH2M Hill played a strategic consulting role on Rio 2016, while Mace is the programme manager for the Qatar Public Works programmes and provided strategic programme advice to the organising committee of Astana Expo 2017.
Ahmed Al Khatib, real estate director for DWTC, said: "In CH2M Hill and Mace we have a proven partner that we feel confident will enable the delivery of a state-of-the-art home for Expo 2020 Dubai."