The 37,000sqm development has 16 floors of office space with seven floors of parking, including three underground. Broadway Malyan was executive architect on the project having designed the main concept for the building as well as the internal common areas.
The tower includes innovation labs, a university, training studios and collaboration hubs as well as a gym, studio space for yoga, a reflection room, outdoor terrace as well as a number of coffee shops and restaurants.
The building was developed by Gulf Resources Development and Investment (GRDI) on behalf of HSBC, and Broadway Malyan director Philip Stone, who heads the practice’s UAE operation, said the design brief had been strongly influenced by GRDI’s market experience and the needs of the bank.
He said: “GRDI has delivered build-to-suit buildings for global financial institutions all over the world, they had a very clear understanding of the expectations within the sector, so from the outset there was a demand for the very highest specifications and quality across all aspects of the building.