Anfa Place Living Resort is Foster & Partners’ first project in Morocco
Madrid-based construction consultant Typsa Group plans to complete work on the Anfa Place Living Resort in Casablanca, Morocco by the end of 2011 after delays in 2009, sources close to the scheme tell MEED.
It is the first Moroccan project designed by UK-based Foster & Partners. The 260,000 square-metre mixed-use project includes 260 luxury apartments, a 234-room hotel, a 60,000 square metre retail centre, office space, conference facilities, serviced timeshare residences and a car parking for 3,600 vehicles.
Typsa Group is the construction management consultant on the project and recommended local Moroccan companies for the residential, hotel, retail and conference centre construction packages. UK-based WSP Group is providing structural engineering on the entire project.
Spain’s Inveravante is financing the project, while US-based CB Richard Ellis is acting as real estate adviser.
The project was temporarily delayed in 2009 by wrangling with the country’s monarch, King Mohammed VI. The project is now moving ahead and may finish ahead of its projected date for completion, the source tells MEED.
Typsa Group, which has been active in Morocco for 20 years, is also working on projects in Tangiers and Rabat.