Construction of world’s tallest tower scheduled to begin later this year with completion within 63 months
EC Harris and Mace have been appointed as a joint venture to project manage the construction of the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it was announced on Thursday.
Set to be the tallest building in the world once complete, the tower will stand at over 1km in height. The EC Harris/Mace JV will provide project, commercial and design management for the $1.2bn project. The total construction area covers more than 500,000m2 and will incorporate a mixed use development that features a luxury hotel, serviced apartments, residences, office space and an observatory.
Construction work is due to start on site later this year and will be completed within 63 months.
“We are delighted to be on the team to deliver this iconic project. The Kingdom Tower is a landmark building that will clearly demonstrate Saudi Arabia’s ambitions to the world,” Keith Brooks, head of Property and Social Infrastructure at EC Harris.
“We have a world class team in place and I am confident that our integrated approach to project, design and construction management will help deliver a safe and successful project,” he added.
Kingdom Tower will be the centre piece of JEC’s US$20bn Kingdom City development which will be located to the north of Jeddah, overlooking the Red Sea.
The Kingdom City will consist of over 5.3 million square meters of urban development and it will include residential, commercial, hotel, offices, retail, educational and commercial centres as well as inland water features.
“Kingdom Tower is a project of international importance and immense ambition and we are delighted to be part of the Joint Venture team tasked with its delivery. As the client’s project manager, I am confident we will deliver a development exemplary in innovation and approach,” said Mark Reynolds, chief executive of Mace.
EC Harris and Mace are working together on a number of projects, including a major programme of social infrastructure building projects for Qatar’s Public Works Authority Ashghal, Doha Festival City in Qatar, numerous retail and hospitality projects in the UAE and several major residential developments in Dubai