Saudi Arabian developer Abdulkarim Holding Company received bids on 1 September for the project to build a 37-storey tower in Dammam, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

The 150-metre-tall office tower will have a total built-up area of 56,000 square metres, and has been designed by the UAE’s Dewan Architects & Engineers. As of 4 September, there was no information available on the bidders and prices.

The tower will be built on a plot of just over 4,000 sq m. The building will contain a basement floor, upper basement floor, ground floor, seven podium floors and 27 office floors.

The tower project is the latest of several private tower developments that are being built in the kingdom. In February, the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) submitted the lowest bid for the contract to build the Abraj Kudai mixed-use development in Mecca.

The local contractor submitted a price of SR13bn for the project, which involves building 12 towers ranging in height from 30 to 45 storeys.

The towers will be built on top of a large podium and three basement floors. Two 45-storey towers will be built at the centre of the development and will have a single dome structure topping both buildings. The other 10 towers will be 30-storeys high and will be built around the two central buildings. Altogether, the towers will have 10,150 residential units and hotel rooms. The podium will have a bus station, shopping mall, restaurants, food courts, a conference centre and car parks. The total built-up area of the development is 1.5 million sq m.

The development will be built in the Manafia area in central Mecca, 1.7 kilometres away from the Grand Mosque. The 64,000-sq-m plot is next to Ajyad road in the east, and the Kudai and Birka tunnels to the west.