Excavation of the site is expected to take approximately two months, after which concrete will begin pouring. Mobilisation on the site began in the last week of October.

According to the contractor, the concept design, which was carried out by US firms Goettsch Partners and Kling Stubbins, is also due to be completed in a few weeks.

King Abdullah Financial District is a 1.6 square-kilometre site and is being developed by the Public Pensions Agency (PPA).

Denmark’s Henning Larson Architects is responsible for the masterplan, in collaboration with the local Omrania. The US’ Hill International is the project manager for the scheme (MEED 15:9:08).