A 3-D rendering of the Lamar Towers.
|Location||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Estimated completion||mid 2016|
|Height||Tower 1: 321.46 m (1,054.7 ft)
Tower 2: 292.66 m (960.2 ft)
|Floor count||Tower 1: 72
Tower 2: 62
|Floor area||Tower 1: 84,000 m2 (900,000 sq ft)
Tower 2: 68,774 m2 (740,280 sq ft)
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Drake & Scull Construction|
Lamar Towers are a pair of skyscrapers currently under construction in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Located on Jeddah Corniche, Tower 1 will be 321.6 m (1,055 ft) tall (including antenna) with 72 floors above ground, and Tower 2 will be 292.66 m (960.2 ft) tall with 62 floors above ground.
The proposal for the project was submitted by Cayan in 2008 and was approved in the same year. Construction began in 2008 and, when completed in 2016, Tower 1 will be the tallest building in Jeddah, till date, surpassing the recently completed National Commercial Bank. The development is expected to cost about $600 million. The tower was designed by Saudi Diyar Consultants. The Construction Management Service is by MIDRAR. The Lamar company is the main developer of the project and Drake & Scull Construction are the main contractors for this landmark development.
Lamar means liquid gold in Arabic, which describes the reflection of the golden glass in the waters of the gulf.
The Lamar Towers will include the following:
- Underground parking for over 500 cars.
- Retail center - The Lamar Mall.
- Offices - Over 10 floors of office space.
- The Lamar Spa - this membership only spa will provide separate facilities for men and women.
- Residential - 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartments and Penthouse/Royal Floors.
Drake & Scull International is carrying out the MEP works, with KASKTAS Arabia responsible for the piling, shoring, grouting, soil improvement and dewatering works. The architectural and engineering concept and schematic design for Lamar Towers was undertaken by RMJM Dubai.
The main contract was awarded originally to Arabian Construction Company in October 2008, but it was reportedly subsequently reawarded to Arabtec in May 2009 by developer Cayan Investment & Development, according to Arab News. The project was then handed over to UAE based general contractor Drake & Scull Construction, part of the Drake & Scull International PJSC group.
- Official Website
- Artist Rendering
- Article From Construction Week Online
- Ventures Onsite | Projects Database for MENA Region