The local Al-Rajhi Bank has invited selected contractors to prequalify for the contract to build its new headquarters building in Riyadh.

The 205-metre tall tower will be built on King Fahd road. The 10,246 square metre plot set aside for the tower is next to Ahmed al-Kashef Street on the north and empty plots on the south and east owned by Al-Rajhi Bank.

The top two floors of the 36-storey office tower will be interlinked by an internal courtyard and will be used by the senior management of the bank. The tower will be built on top of a four-level basement car park and a 10-level car parking podium. Three levels of amenity floors above the entrance lobby will cater to the employees with the provision of an auditorium floor with training rooms, a restaurant floor serving fastfood and regional cuisines and a prayer hall floor, which can accommodate 600 worshippers at a time.

The total built-up area will be 121,445 square metres, comprising 60,859 sq m for the tower, 40,984 sq m for the basement and 19,602sq m for the podium.

The concept design was prepared by the New York office of Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Singapore’s RSP Architects is completing the design work. US-based Hill International is the project manager.