Site excavation work has started, with infrastructure work due to begin on 5 April. Construction management is being handled by Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC). The design work is being carried out by a joint venture of the local Arabtech-Jardaneh and a consultant identified as California-based S&A. The UK’s Buro Happold is the structural and mechanical engineer. Negotiations are ongoing with UAE-based contractors for the main construction contract. The project is due to be completed by mid-2008.

Negotiations are ongoing with Kuwaiti and Lebanese companies for the contract to operate the planned supermarket, which will be part of the mall complex, and with three UAE-based operators for the contract to manage the family entertainment centre. The client is the local Specialised Investment Compounds Company, owner and manager of Al-Tajamouat Industrial City, a privately-run qualified industrial zone in Amman (MEED 9:11:01).