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Drake & Scull awarded $130m contract for residential compound in Saudi Arabia

22 September 2014 | By Joe Quirke | 0 Comments

Saudi developer Gulf Related has appointed Drake & Scull Construction (DSC) to construct its $130m “Antara” residential project, located in Riyadh. 

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. 

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.” 

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. 

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. 

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.” 

Under the terms of the agreement, mobilisation will begin immediately and the construction will start on site in one month.  

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.