Tendering is under way for a number of other packages on the City of Arabia project. Bids are due in on 26 June for the Mall of Arabia package – four groups are understood to have prequalified. Bids are already in for the people mover and are awaited for the first Wadi Walk buildings package (MEED 5:5:06).

The local Middle East Foundations has completed the piling works for the entire project, which includes the mall and 34 mixed-use towers.

Hong Kong-based P&T Architects & Engineers is the engineering and design consultant, the UK’s Hyder Consulting is the infrastructure consultant and the US’ Hill International is the project manager. The local I&M Galadari Group is the client.