US-based Hill International has been awarded an estimated SR82m ($21.9m) contract by the local Al-Manafie Real Estate Company to provide project management services on a SR3bn development in Mecca.

Hill has been awarded a four-year contract to provide management services for the Al-Manfie Towers development.

The development will include 12 towers, each with a maximum height of 27 floors. The total built-up area for the development is more than 1 million square metres and will contain hotels, apartments, retail facilities, medical facilities, car parking and a bus station.

A key element of the project will be a monorail, which will link the development with Mecca’s holy mosque.

In September last year, Hill was awarded a SR69.8m ($18.6m) contract to provide project management services for the Jabal Omar mixed-use project in Mecca.

The Jabal Omar development includes 37 towers with a total built up area of 2 million sq m. The scheme will be situated on a total area covering 230,000 sq m. The project will include residential, retail and religious buildings.

The client is the local Jabal Omar Development Company (MEED 5:9:10).

Hill International has also been providing project management services on the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) development in Riyadh.

Located on a 1.6 million sq m site north of Riyadh, the KAFD will offer commercial and residential districts along with hospitality, retail and recreational facilities. KAFD is being developed by Al-Rayadah, which is the investment arm of the state-owned Public Pension Agency.