Joint venture wins three Saudi entertainment complexes

08 February 2023
The Al-Bawani/UCC joint venture will work on projects for Seven in Tabuk, Yanbu and Medina

The joint venture of the local Al-Bawani and Urbacon Saudi Company – the local affiliate of Qatar’s Urbacon Trading & Contracting Company (UCC) – has been awarded three contracts totalling SR2.4bn ($640m) for the construction of entertainment complexes in Saudi Arabia.

The three contracts awarded by Saudi Entertainment Ventures (Seven) cover the construction of projects in Tabuk, Yanbu and Medina.

The Tabuk project involves the construction of an immersive centre, a Discovery Adventures centre, a 12-hole indoor adventure golf course, a 10-lane bowling alley, a 10-screen cinema, retail, food and beverage outlets, an e-karting circuit and other associated buildings.

It will have a built-up area of 72,500 square metres on a land area of 40,000 sq m. The scheme is designed by US-headquartered architect Gensler. The other consultants working on the scheme are Lebanon’s Dar al-Handasah and the local office of KEO International Consultants. The project manager is Egis.

In Yanbu, the project involves the construction of an entertainment complex that includes restaurants, cinemas, indoor sports facilities, car parking and other associated structures. It will cover a land area of about 36,000 sq m. The consultant is Dar al-Handasah and the project manager is Egis.

For Medina, the project involves the construction of a leisure club, restaurants, shops, amusement parks, a live entertainment area, car parking and other associated buildings.

The consultant is Dar al-Handasah and the project manager is Egis.

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