The SMEC/KEO joint venture will take over in early January from the US/local Turner-Projacs,which carried out the initial PM role. Canada’s Webb Zerafa Menkes Housdenis the overall masterplanner for the project (MEED 9:9:05).

The new campus will be co-educational, although male and female students will be segregated. It will include several faculties, dormitories, sports facilities, auditoriums as well as car parks with space for thousands of vehicles.

Design work by local consultants is still ongoing for the various facilities, and tenders for the construction work are expected to be issued over the course of the next 12 months. The client on the campus development is Kuwait University (MEED 19:8:05).