Construction work to start on Africa's tallest tower

30 October 2018
The Bank of Africa tower in Morocco will be 250 metres tall when it is completed in 2022

A team of Belgium’s Besix Group with its subsidiary Six Construct and the local Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC) has been awarded the contract to design and build the Bank of Africa Tower in Morocco.

The 55-storey tower will house a luxury hotel, prestigious offices and luxury apartments. A viewing terrace will be built at the top of the tower.

Work is due to start on 1 November, with completion scheduled for 30 May 2022. The tower will be built as part of Rabat’s Bouregreg Valley Development Project, and is being developed by O Tower, a subsidiary of the local FinanceCom Group. China Railway Construction Corporation International (CRCCI) is also involved in the development of the project.

The tower was designed by architects Rafael de la Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun, and will be 250 metres tall when it is completed. It is intended to be the tallest tower in Morocco and Africa.

In 2017, it was reported that Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) would build Africa’s tallest tower in Cairo.

That proposed 345 metre-tall tower will be more than 100 metres taller than the 223 metre Carlton Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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