Bids for the 32-month main package were submitted a year ago by four contractors: Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC); Turkey’s Nurol Group; Saudi Oger; and ACC, which also carried out the piling package.

The project covers the construction of five towers, ranging in height from 30 to 45 storeys, on top of a seven-storey retail podium and a four-level basement car park. Three of the towers will be residential, providing a total of 260 apartments, one tower will house a 250-room hotel, while the fifth and final tower will be a 25,000-square-metre office building. It is expected that the development will be connected to the beach via a tunnel under the corniche.

The design consultant is the US’ Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates; the project manager is CRSS International, part of the US’ Jacobs Engineering Group. The client is the local Real Estate Investment & Services Company (Reisco).