Marina 101 is an iconic structure that stands tall along Dubai’s skyline, strategically located in the prestigious Dubai Marina. 

At a cost of AED 1.2 billion, the project comprises 101 floors, rising 412 m and covering an area of approximately 1.65 million square feet.

CCL was employed by the consultant and contractor because of its experience in the construction of ‘mega towers’ over the previous 10 years, the most recent being the 86-storey Index Tower.

The designers asked CCL to provide a solution that maximised living space, whilst still allowing the architectural flexibility needed in a landmark project. CCL designed a system that maximised floor space by using the benefits of large spans provided by post-tensioning.

The load balancing within the post-tensioning design also minimised the number of beans, which meant flexibility for services and layout in the final fit-out. CCL designed over 136,000 m2 of post-tensioned slabs through its own design company, CCL Engineering, which has over 100 engineers at its disposal, to ensure that even large projects can be delivered to a very short timescale.

The speed of design was matched by that of the construction process, with all post-tensioning installations carried out by CCL, thereby minimising any coordination issues and design provided by CCL Engineering. Quality was assured as all components were supplied and controlled by the CCL manufacturing division in the UK.