At least five other companies bid for the 24-month contract, including the local Arab Technical Construction Company (Arabtec) and the local/Australian Nasa Multiplex.

The local APCC completed the piling and excavation works in late September. The UK’s Atkinsdrew up the tower’s designs and is the lead consultant. Bright Start Holdings is a local property developer and investment holding firm. The client is a private investor (MEED 20:8:04).