Dubai: Towering above

Never one to shy away from big or difficult projects we jumped at the chance to help deliver the world’s tallest residential block. We joined a joint venture to purchase land in Dubai’s marina district which had permission for a 102 storey building, reaching 444m.

It was an exciting prospect, being involved in what would be a global landmark with over 1.1million sq ft of saleable space and 441 apartments. We provided interim funding to enable the project to come forward and unlock a difficult site.