ISG delivers Roxy Cinema Dubai Hills
Project

Roxy Cinema, Dubai Hills Mall, UAE

Delivering an unparalleled cinematic experience with the biggest screen in the region
  • Customer
    Dubai Holding Entertainment
  • Procurement Route
    Traditional
  • Completion Date
    August 26th 2022
  • Quantity Surveyor
    JLL
  • Form Of Contract
    Bespoke – Lump Sum Fixed Price
  • Project Manager
    North 25
  • Structural Engineer
    ASG
  • Area
    100,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    241 Days
  • Architect
    Bluehaus Group
  • ME Engineer
    Bluehaus Group

Operated by Roxy Cinemas inside Dubai Hills Mall, ISG delivered this grand scale cinema project covering a total area of 101,000 square feet across three floors. The cinema hosts a total of 15 cinematic screens and 1183 seats. The star attraction is “Roxy Xtreme” located on the first floor – UAE’s largest cinema screen measuring 28m by 15.1m, and equipped with state-of-the-art laser projection and DOLBY ATMOS sound. "Roxy Xtreme" opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

ISG delivers Roxy Cinema at Dubai Hills
Credits: Timeout Dubai

Introduction

Besides "Roxy Xtreme", its star attraction and biggest screen with it being the size of two tennis courts at 423sqm, the new Roxy Cinemas at Dubai Hills Mall also features heated seats, a licensed bar and a "Hall of Fame" where stars who visit will have their hand or footprints immortalised. 
ISG Delivers Roxy Cinemas Dubai Hills Mall

The project

ISG’s scope of works includes, structural steel works for stadia seating platforms, projection platforms and suspended corridors, acoustic treatment inside the cinemas for wall panels, ceiling tiles; acoustic/floating floors and carpets, joinery including doors, concession and ticket counters’ paneling and bespoke seating, cinema-grade acoustic gypsum partition systems, vertical transportation including four escalators, three lifts, loose furniture, signage, screed works and kitchen equipment for all F&B counter services, lighting, MEP and IT/security.  

“I am honoured to have been a part of this monumental project. It has been an amazing experience and I have fully enjoyed working alongside Dubai Holding Entertainment, North 25, BlueHaus Group, JLL and Roxy Cinemas on this new trend-setting cinema that raises the cinematic and VIP experience to a new level. 

My entire team have been excellent throughout this experience and have committed themselves to delivering this state-of-the-art project on time and achieving ISG highest quality standards which our clients expect, whilst maintaining ISG’s new corporate strategy of “Right Thing First”. I look forward to seeing the real results as the public start to enjoy the space.

Bryan Hernandez, Project Director, ISG Middle East

ISG delivers Roxy Cinema at Dubai Hills
The first floor has seven luxurious silver auditoriums along with two fully equipped kitchens, food and beverage counters, and the main access to Roxy Xtreme, offering an abundance of options for moviegoers.

Timber cladding was used on corridor walls, complimenting a blend of green carpet and black/white terrazzo tile flooring, giving a warm, outdoorsy feel to the space, inviting you to a cosy cinematic experience inside the cinema rooms. 
ISG Delivers Roxy Cinemas Dubai Hills Mall
The ground floor features ticketing counters hand-crafted with decorative Italian mosaics, back offices, digital display walls and self-serving kiosks with a with a grand staircase spanning across all 3 levels as well as escalators and lifts, which were installed in a live, fully operating mall environment 
ISG Delivers Roxy Cinemas Dubai Hills Mall

Challenges

  1. There were logistics constraints for the delivery and installation of 360 tons of hot rolled steel which had to be delivered in live mall environment with limited access points.
  2. The installation of 20m high partitions, without using large access equipment due to logistics constraints of no large machines allowed onsite.
  3. Optimising co-ordination with several client direct suppliers providing key installations including seating, TMS, screens, audio systems and digital screens. 
ISG delivers Roxy Cinemas Dubai Hill Malls

What we did

  1. ISG implemented a robust plan using multiple spider cranes to maneuver the steel into the space and install in line with the program durations during hours permitted by client and landlord.
  2. ISG staged scaffolding with long-term foresight to allow for efficient modification to allow partitions to be built, while having other works such as steel installation proceed in tandem.
  3. ISG arranged and coordinated robust coordination meetings bringing all key stakeholders to ensure a smooth and seamless delivery. The ISG team also continuously used transparent and open communication to build strong relationships with all stakeholders.