Sunday 25 October 2020

ICD Brookfield opens doors to lifestyle, business destination

DUBAI, September 20, 2020

ICD Brookfield Place, the region’s premier lifestyle and business destination, today (September 20) opened its doors to the public and its first wave of tenants including Julius Baer, Natixis, Latham & Watkins, and Akin Gump. 
Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), ICD Brookfield Place is Dubai’s newest and most innovative placemaking destination. 
The 53-storey, 1.1 million sq ft commercial property offers highly curated dining, retail and community spaces alongside Grade A modern workspace, said a statement from ICD Brookfield. 
The precinct features 990,000 sq ft of Grade A office space alongside 160,000 sq ft of highly curated retail amenities including private members club, The Arts Club, a chef-driven food hall, health and fitness club, and a community hub. 
The building also benefits from over 140,000 sq ft of green space, including a half acre, 31-m high public atrium to be enlivened with arts and cultural events, it stated.
EY, the building’s anchor tenant, expects to move into the property in October, while the highly anticipated Arts Club will open later this year, it added.
"ICD Brookfield Place is a new destination for Dubai and a remarkable addition to the city’s renowned skyline," said the Chairman Khalid Al Bakhit.
"With a growing call for workplaces to evolve in the face of a ‘new normal’, we are proud to offer a world-class workspace within an urban setting in the heart of the city, which will be home to regional headquarters of some of the world’s leading companies," he noted.
"ICD Brookfield Place offers numerous reasons to return to the workplace; the richness of amenities, best-in-class technology, wellness features, and hotel-standard property management will elevate the standards of the commercial property market in the UAE," he added.
The building sets a new standard regionally in workplace design with column free floorplates and an optimal internal planning grid. This enables efficient workplace design, providing for a variety of office layouts that can adapt as businesses evolve. 
Furthermore, ICD Brookfield Place will offer flexible workspace solutions across several of the tower, providing enhanced flexibility to evolving corporations.
Régis Burger, Head Middle East & Africa and Chairman of Julius Baer (Middle East), said: "We at Julius Baer are very proud of our long standing presence in the DIFC, established over 15 years ago. The UAE continues to be a strategic core market for us and the relocation to a prominent address such as ICD Brookfield Place will support us in further cementing our commitment to the country."
"In addition, as we bolster our efforts towards Sustainability and Responsible Investing, we are delighted to be associated with a development that matches our very own resolve towards being environmentally conscious," he stated.
"We are excited for this new phase in our journey and we look forward to welcoming our esteemed clients and partners to our new premises," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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