3SixtyConsult delivers new headquarters for the Government of Dubai Media Office

Project management firm completes full scale, purpose-fit media and broadcast facility with commercial office space for The Dubai Press and Members Club in One Central Tower in Downtown Dubai

Government of Dubai Media Office.

Government of Dubai Media Office.

  • The Government of Dubai Media Office is a built-up space of 4,200 sqm meters with key areas including Master Control Room, Central Apparatus Room (CAR), three editorial suites, a recording studio and a conference room equipped with a translation booth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Award-winning project management firm, 3SixtyConsult successfully completes a full-scale, concept-to-completion media facility with master control room, ancillary technical spaces and press and members club. The entire project was delivered within 11 months with the 3Sixty team working in collaboration with regionally and internationally known entities such as Summertown, Bluehaus Group, IT-Serve and Qvest Media. 

Keenan Grote, Managing Director of 3SixtyConsult, stated: “We are very grateful that we were awarded the opportunity to work for this prestigious office - that is the Government of Dubai Media Office- to deliver on such a high-profile assignment. I am extremely proud of my team’s efforts and the fact that we are a UAE home-grown entity taking on first-rate projects for the government. The Media Office’s team were equally instrumental in their respective roles to realize this ambitious timeline and requirements.”

The Media Office project entailed a full spectrum of requirements for any first rate, international media office including the Dubai Press and Members Club, three editorial suites, master control room, a conference room plus translation booth, one recording studio and several podcast booths, and areas with specialized video walls. The project was handed over within the aggressive space of 11 months in total- seven months for design development, appointment of specialized consultants, procurement and construction with four months of construction and fit-out time. The entire media office is an approximate 4,200 sqm and sits across an entire floor plate of One Central Tower, office block 2 in Downtown Dubai. In addition to the technical spaces, it also compromises of a 250 sqm terrace with pergola, water fountain and soft seating, which creates a more relaxing and comforting working environment. Furthermore, it has several social and collaborative spaces such as, in-door garden and olive tree library.

Grote added: “Mission-critical assignments are 3Sixty’s ‘sweet spot’ and where we tend to shine. We have been responsible for many media and broadcast deliveries in the country and throughout the region including Baynounah, TwoFour54, OSN, among others due to our technical proficiency in these detail-oriented and complex projects.”

3SixtyConsult worked alongside and managed some of the region’s best-known entities in fit out, contracting, integration and design such as Bluehaus Group, Summertown, IT-Serve and the international firm specialized system integrator, Qvest, which handled the design, installation and migration of all media and broadcast elements of the project, including the Master Control Room, editorial suites and Central Apparatus Room (CAR). The role of 3SixtyConsult was to coordinate with all entities to ensure a successful delivery while meeting client expectations. Whether through the appointment of the specialized consultants AV, IT, system integrators, or design management, and coordination, or the physical installation of the works on-site. 3SixtyConsult managed all aspects of the design, procurement and implementation stages of the project overseeing activities from strategic definition through to usage.

Commenting on the new facility, Mohammed Hamid, Project Manager & Consultant  of Qvest Media said: “The media and broadcast migration of this project had unique parameters that had to be met considering the profile of the entity it is built for and the international reach and requirements to host a large number of high profile journalists and press officers. We had to be vigilant and careful in how we planned the broadcast media and other technical aspects. The 3Sixty team has considerable expertise and technical competency in broadcast migration and working with them was seamless and collaborative.” 

In addition to housing all the requirements of an international media office, the Government of Dubai Media Office has a gallery and activation spaces to feature selected artists and represents the Media Office’s creative aim for the Emirate of Dubai, which is portrayed through the creative arm of the entity Brand Dubai. These areas will be used for hosting pop-up events for local artists to showcase to local and international visitors.

The Media Office was delivered at the end of January 2020 to widespread acclaim and its opening coincided with the 20th Anniversary of the Dubai Press and Members Club.

3SixtyConsult has delivered a multitude of other media and broadcast projects in the region and internationally including handling a complete overhaul and systems upgrade for OSN’s broadcast campus, Baynounah Television Studio and offices, TwoFour54, Sky News Arabia, and major broadcast network studios around the region, and ITN in London.


About 3SixtyConsult:

3SixtyConsult is an award-winning and multi-disciplined turnkey project management firm offering senior-level consultation and a scalable bespoke approach to meet its clients unique and specific requirements across major industries. The consultancy has delivered its services and over 750,000 sqm of construction projects across 12 countries throughout the Middle East, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, and South and South East Asia. With a hands-on project management approach, 3SixtyConsult uses a clear process for successful project delivery throughout the project lifecycle. Its Evaluate / Formulate / Deliver process covers the project delivery lifecycle providing a framework for success. Its integrated core services include: Project Management, Cost Management, Construction Management; specialist services include: Feasibility Studies, Dilapidation Surveys, and Contracts Management. The team’s technical expertise, strategic approach, innovative solutions, and market knowledge combine to add value to each project. Sectors served by the project management consultancy include: Industrial, Media & Broadcast, Healthcare; Education & Innovation Spaces; Hospitality & Leisure; Data Centres; Heritage, Museums, & Culture; and Retail & Commercial. To learn more please visit: 3SixtyConsult

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