Local developer Al-Khozama Management Company has awarded Italy’s Salini Impregilo a $300m contract for the Al-Faisaliah District Redevelopment Project in Riyadh.

The work will start with a $53m refurbishment of the Al-Faisaliah Mall, as well as demolishing the adjacent Seyahiah buildings to make way for a mall extension.

The mall will be upgraded one section at a time to ensure that it remains open during the 16 months construction period. The entire project is to be finished in three years.

The contract award is the second mall construction deal secured by Salini Impregilo in recent weeks. In mid-March it was awarded a $435m contract to build the Meydan One Mall in Dubai for local developer Meydan Group.