The Red Sea Development Company has awarded one of its largest value contracts to date for the engineering, procurement and construction of an additional 40 apartment buildings at The Red Sea Project’s Coastal Village community. After a competitive tendering process, the contract was awarded to Saudi firm AlKifah Contracting Company
The 1.5 million square meter Coastal Village area includes management offices, villas, townhouses and apartments, and a 144-room hotel. Envisaged as a vibrant community and set in a prime location on the waterfront, it will offer a range of amenities like hospitals and schools, and leisure facilities including fitness centers, beach clubs and dining outlets. People are at the heart of this project and the Coastal Village will become the central hub for employees to live, work and relax. Designed around the latest concepts in co-working and community living, it will become a vibrant neighbourhood for residents, plus their family members and visitors,
The 40 apartment buildings will consist of 40 blocks of single and double occupancy units, located at the destination’s Coastal Village, a new town which will eventually become home to the 14,000 employees set to operate the destination when it opens its doors by the end of 2022.
AlKifah will use precast concrete panels, prepared at a new dedicated precast manufacturing facility being built in the project area. This will help localize jobs and greatly reduce the site’s carbon footprint by avoiding approximately 10 million kilometers of transportation, which will save tons of CO2.
These first elements of the community are set to open by the end of the first quarter of 2021, and will be home to TRSDC staff overseeing the construction of the destination, closely followed by the management hotel which will welcome it’s first guests in the second quarter.
The Red Sea Development Company was established to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, a luxury tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map. The project will be developed over 28,000 square kilometers of pristine lands and waters along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 islands. The destination also features mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites. The destination will include hotels, residential properties, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities, as well as supporting infrastructure that emphasizes renewable energy and water conservation and re-use. Activity for the first phase of development, which focuses on enabling the infrastructure to support future work, is well underway. A marine infrastructure contract awarded in July 2019 includes the construction of a 3.3 km crossing to Shurayrah, the main hub, and development has begun at the Coastal Village, which will be home to around 14,000 people who will work at the destination.