The strategic management consultancy arm of Buro Happold will be working in partnership with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Gulf Consult and DLA Piper.
In its first project for the Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau (KFIB), Happold Consulting is charged with creating an economic framework and functional plan to help develop three new SEZ sites.
The commission involves development of a competitive and best practice database, a baseline study of Kuwaiti and regional economic trends, and development of a detailed decision-making framework that will enable KFIB to establish the approaches needed to develop the zones. Happold Consulting will also feed into development planning and implementation.
Dr Jim Coleman, head of economics at Happold Consulting, said: “This is a very exciting project for us. As a key part of the SOM-led team, we look forward to supporting KFIB in setting out a robust strategy for the viable, long term development of special economic zones in Kuwait.”