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Work has started on site for the new Atkins-designed residential ‘Pier 8’ development which, when complete, will form a prominent landmark at the Dubai Marina, the city’s major new cosmopolitan waterfront development.The 40-storey, 170 metre-tall tower comprises a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments which will be managed by Radisson. The 48,000 sq m development will also contain a rooftop ladies gym, spa and health club, while retail areas, cafés and restaurants are situated along the waterfront. The building’s contemporary design is matched by a strong use of sustainability principle. Commissioned by Abyaar Real Estate Investment, Pier 8 is due for completion in June 2008.