18 September 2013
Aecom has been awarded a design and engineering contract for the new five-star Hilton Hotel office and retail complex in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The completed project will feature a 12-storey, 275-bed hotel, three office complexes and residential apartments in an area earmarked for expansion near the city’s central business district.
Aecom will be lead consultant, responsible for the overall master planning as well as development planning, architectural design, engineering outline design, cost and financial modeling, project programming, procurement and risk analysis.
The complex will feature a 12-storey hotel, three office buildings, and apartments (Aecom)
"Business leaders in Africa have been focused on the leisure and culture market in recent years and now this type of investment will begin to show the benefits of that attention to cities like Harare," said Aecom’s Neels Heunis, head of leisure and culture, Africa.
Aecom recently announced wins for two new planned Radisson Hotels in African states Benin and Guinea.
For the Harare project, a ground-breaking ceremony is planned for October 2013 and the project is expected to be completed during 2016.