Dubai-based Dewan Architects & Engineers has been awarded a contract to design the new 150-metre tall headquarters building for the local Al-Abdulkarim Holding (AKH) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The UAE architect will design the 35-floor commercial office tower, which will have a built-up-area of 54,846 square metres. Part of the 27 office floors will be designated for Al-Abdulkarim’s headquarters, and the remaining floors will be rented to external companies. The size of the office floors will range from 1,130 square metres to 1,344 square metres.

The facility will contain parking spaces in the basement and 7 podium levels. One of the podiums will be used for retail facilities. The tower is scheduled to open in 2014.

The Dammam contract is the latest of a number of deals that Dewan has been awarded outside of the UAE in recent months. In March, the firm was awarded a contract to design and supervise the construction of the four-storey Premier Inn planned for the Education City development in Doha. The three-star hotel will have 200 rooms and is set to open in 2013.