Marcos Bish, managing director, Summertown Interiors

Summertown Interiors is the UAE’s leading sustainable contractor, offering superior quality interior fit-out solutions for over 24 years. Reputed for its green expertise, and successful execution of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified interiors, the company specialises in commercial, healthcare, education interior solutions for global Fortune 500 companies, government authorities and local businesses. Summertown was the first fit-out contractor to occupy LEED Gold-certified interiors in the UAE and has also been awarded the LEED Gold certification for its headquarters; operations and maintenance (LEED EBOM).

This year Summertown earned its WELL Health-Safety Rating and is one of the first private sector businesses in the region to achieve the seal. Summertown’s mission is to consistently deliver high- end interior projects on time and within budget, whilst helping companies achieve their environmental goals and make operational savings. Summertown’s ‘JOUR- NEY2030’ goals are to deliver 100% sustainable projects, improve happiness and wellbeing and reach zero waste. The contractor recorded a positive start to 2022 despite ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Q4 of 2021 saw the company increase its employees by 30% by focusing on expanding its Design & Build teams to enable more commercial projects. In February 2022, the company delivered the new American Hospital Clinic, and Stay Well Pharmacy in Dubai Hills Mall. Further projects underway include BMW’s new head office, an ICU floor at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, and new workspaces for Infiniti, DIFC, and Emirates Development Bank. Summertown looks forward to celebrating its 25th anniversary this November.

DIFC’S aspiration for the innovation hub, was to provide contemporary offices that characterise campus style workspaces conducive to an environment of collaboration, activity-bassed working with fantastic amenities – including a public auditorium for sharing ideas and knowledge, and social connection areas in the heart of DIFC.