UK-based architecture firm Broadway Malyan has completed the masterplan for the $10bn project to regenerate and expand the Sadr City area of Baghdad in Iraq.

The masterplan involves a 17-square-kilometre extension of the existing Sadr City and the creation of the New Sadr City. The scheme will house more than 500,000 people when completed.

The project is named ‘10×10’ due to its estimated cost of $10bn and the 10-year timeframe it is expected to take to complete.

Broadway Malyan has worked together with the client, the Mayoralty of Baghdad, to deliver a concept masterplan together with tender documentation and detailed sector masterplans.

The project is part of Iraq’s plans to regenerate areas destroyed during the American invasion in 2003.

In June, the US-based Hill International was awarded contracts worth a total of $1.5bn to provide project management and construction services for the first phase of a $35bn housing development in Iraq.

Hill International was awarded the $200m contract by South Korea’s Trac Development Group to provide project management services for the construction of 100,000 houses and related infrastructure at a development that will include 500,000 homes when it is completed.

Hill International’s majority-owned subsidiary Hillstone International was also awarded an estimated $1.3bn contract to supply building structural systems to Trac for the first 100,000 houses of the development (MEED 10:6:11).