US consultant Hill International is to project manage the first phase of a $900m mixed-use development in the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
The Wessal Bouregreg project will include a 4,200-unit residential facility, a 5,000 square metre shopping mall, 104,000 square metres of commercial office space, as well as public parks, plazas and a waterfront promenade.
Waleed Abdel-Fattah, the managing director of Hill’s African Project Management Group, said: "This development will provide important residential, commercial and cultural amenities to Rabat. We look forward to helping Wessal complete this important project."
Wessal Capital is an investment fund set up by King Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2011. It has the backing of several sovereign wealth funds including the UAE’s Aabar Investments, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Qatar Holding.
Image: Construction work in Rabat (Pline/Wikimedia Commons)