The development is one in a series of high-rise tower projects that are planned in the kingdom, with contracts being awarded for two projects in the Eastern Province and design work ongoing for a landmark development in Riyadh.

In the Eastern Province, the local Al-Sweikhat Trading & Contracting Company has been awarded an 18-month contract to build twin towers – each with 42 storeys and a height of 170 metres – in the Rakaa area of Al-Khobar. The project is due to be completed by late 2006. The client is the local Mubarak al-Sweikhat Group.

The local Abdulrehman Turki Company (Atco) is also due to start work on a 32-storey, 160-metre high-rise to be built on the Dammam-Al-Khobar highway. The facility will take about two years to build. Lebanon’s Samir Khairallah Partners is the design consultant and architect; the client is the local Abdulhadi al-Zoaibi.

Saudi Readymixhas the contract to supply a total of 72,000 cubic metres of concrete for both mixed-use projects located in the Eastern Province.