Summertown Interiors Delivers Stunning New DMCC Headquarters in Uptown Tower
Summertown Interiors, the UAE's leading fit-out contractor specialising in green interiors, announces the completion of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s (DMCC) new headquarters located in Uptown Tower, JLT. Uptown Tower is the first supertall tower to be built as part of DMCC’s Uptown Dubai district, the latest addition to DMCC’s portfolio, offering premium sustainable commercial, residential, and recreational areas.
The 3,200sqm office interior project spanning across three floors was completed by Summertown in July 2023 in close partnership with Dubai-based interior design studio Roar, as Lead Design Consultants supported by Black & White Engineering, and DMCC Project Management team. The new headquarters met DMCC’s ambitions to create a high-specification, dynamic and collaborative workspace. The highlight of this new workspace is the staircase punctuating through the three floors with vertical circulation which is complimented by natural marble and bespoke joinery.
Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown Interiors, said: "It has been a pleasure to work on this prestigious government project which was highly tailored to create a fluid workspace and vibrant and collaborative workspace for the DMCC team. We recognised the importance of close collaboration with our stakeholder – Roar – who helped us develop the design and work closely with the client to deliver this design and build project in the new Upton Tower. This collective effort allowed us to bring every intricate detail to life, resulting in a workspace that fosters creativity and brings DMCC's vision for a dynamic and interactive workspace to life."
DMCC is the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise. Trade is facilitated in the 21st century through technology, however trade still depends completely on human interaction and communication. Uptown Tower explores the state of the art, modern and inspiring reality of DMCC and trade of today and Roar designed the space to bring back the human aspect of trade to create a comfortable and supportive workspace.
The designer of DMCC’s new workspace, Pallavi Dean, Founder, & Creative Director, Roar commented: "We wanted to create a space that went beyond traditional office settings, truly capturing the essence of collaboration and creativity. The result is a workspace that seamlessly blends functionality with artistic elements, fostering an environment that inspires innovation and empowers every individual who steps through its doors. We are grateful for the strong relationship we have cultivated with Summertown Interiors as partners in the industry, which played a pivotal role in achieving the project's completion.”
Uptown Dubai Phase 1 development will incorporate a hotel and residences in addition to A-grade commercial offices. Built in alignment with DMCC's commitment to sustainability, the Uptown Dubai Phase 1 development aims to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status – a building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and internationally recognised to assess the environmental performance of buildings.
Paul Ashton, Executive Director, Property, DMCC commented: “Uptown Tower embodies our organisation's ethos - a progressive and sustainable space epitomising our dedication to our team members. Collaborating with Summertown Interiors and Roar on the new DMCC headquarters was nothing short of exceptional: their unwavering dedication, depth of expertise, and collaborative spirit propelled the project forward, culminating in a breathtaking workspace that truly reflects our values.”