Saudi developer Gulf Related has appointed Drake & Scull Construction (DSC) to construct its $130m "Antara" residential project, located in Riyadh.Â
Karim El Solh, the co-managing partner of Gulf Related, said: "Antara will be another world-class development, combining luxury living with resort-style family comfort for expatriates in the new heart of Riyadh.Â
We are delighted to award the construction of this mega-development to DSC, which has established its credentials in the Saudi market, and we look forward to delivering an iconic landmark on Riyadh’s urban landscape."Â
The self-contained Antara residential compound will be located in the north-western part of Riyadh on King Khalid Road, which is about 10 minutes from King Abdullah Financial District and 20 minutes from King Khalid International Airport.Â
Antara will contain a built-up area of of 520 homes. These include 12 apartment buildings with a total of 267 apartments, 70 duplexes, 151 villas as well as 32 short-stay apartments in the village centre.Â
Emile Habib, the other co-managing director of Gulf Related, said: "Our overall aim is to develop a premium neighbourhood that offers a luxurious lifestyle for the entire family, offering easy access to essential facilities while also fostering a community spirit."Â
Under the terms of the agreement, mobilisation will begin immediately and the construction will start on site in one month.Â Â
DSC will complete all the civil, architectural, and M&E works, including structural, and external works for the residential and ancillary buildings on the project site.