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Drake & Scull wins contract to complete Lamar Towers

22 May 13 Lamar Investment & Real Estate Development has awarded Drake & Scull Construction (DSC) a SAR1.725bn (£302m) contract to complete the stalled Lamar Towers project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

DSC Saudi Arabia will oversee and undertake all aspects of construction works on the project and the engineering division of sister company DSI KSA will carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing works.

The Lamar Towers project was initially launched in 2007 but was halted in 2009. The project was restructured and refinanced in 2013 and a new development company was assigned to manage it.

The Lamar Towers project occupies a 34,800m2 plot on Jeddah Corniche and has a total built area of 409,770m2. It comprises two high-rise towers sitting on a 13-floor curved podium. The towers measure 322m and 293m in height and have 57 and 49 storeys respectively.

Drake & Scull Construction managing director Saleh Muradweij said: “The project will bring together an abundance of high profile engineering experts within our team in the region. We are quite familiar with the unique architectural design of the project as we are currently successfully executing the Jawhara tower in Jeddah which is a project of similar structural scale and engineering complexities. The construction of this extraordinary structure is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be one the most remarkable landmarks in the region.”

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