ICD Brookfield Place Microsuites by ISG
Project

Micro Suites at ICD Brookfield Place Dubai

Comprehensive fit out of two floors of service office spaces
  • Customer
    ICD Brookfield Place
  • Completion Date
    October 2021
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Turner and Townsend
  • Form Of Contract
    Lumpsum
  • Area
    36,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    18 weeks
  • Architect
    Marmol Radziner Associates (USA)
  • ME Engineer
    Samadhin Associates
ICD Brookfield Place Micro Suites by ISG

Introduction

The project involves the complete fit-out of two floors of services office spaces in the ICD Brookfield Place Building, one of the prime commercial real estate spaces which opened up in Dubai towards the end of 2020. The floors are split into a number of micro office spaces which are being leased out to various tenants as serviced office spaces.

ICD Brookfield Place Micro Suites x ISG

Scope of works

The scope included the complete fit-out of the space in level 29 and 30, from the shell and core state which includes ceilings, gypsum partitions, glass partitions, staircase connecting the two floors, MEP, AV, IT, security, raised access flooring, carpets, tiles, pantries, server rooms, lobbies and fixed furniture.

The works were executed to a design standard that is in line with the ICD Brookfield Place building standard as well as the design intent of all similar micro suites / flex offices that Brookfield has in various parts of USA.

ICD Brookfield Place Micro Suites x ISG

Challenges

  1. AV/IT/Security scope was initially included in our scope which was later removed partially. Various vendors appointed by Flex IT (Brookfield IT team in the US). This caused hindrances to the progress of work as no solid AV/IT/Security design was finalised.
  2. MRA (Designer) located in the US caused issues and delays in engineering review and approvals.
  3. Landlord power upgrade DEWA approvals were required for fit-out DEWA approvals to proceed
ICD Brookfield Place Micro Suites x ISG

Solution/What we did

  1. Prepared schematic drawings and sketches which were shared with Flex IT for review and comments thereby bringing clarity to the AV/IT/Security design.
  2. BSBG Architect who is part of the client team and the client project manager were clearly briefed on the engineering submissions which reduced the timelines for receiving responses. Constant follow up with the client providing them weekly updates on approval statuses were exercised so that priorities are set for approvals to align with site execution progress.
  3. Included the impact in the project programme. Installed at site to a draft DEWA design which was approved later. Landlord DEWA final inspection approval obtained as per programme.