The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) will utilise prefab technology as it breaks ground on a ‘Coastal Village’ for staff and management at the Red Sea Project.
The mega development, billed as one of the world’s most ambitious tourism projects, is situated on Saudi’s west coast, and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands and lagoons.
“Delivering and operating a destination as ambitious as the Red Sea Project requires a happy, healthy and fulfilled community of people enjoying a high standard of living and the amenities necessary to support a modern lifestyle,” said John Pagano, TRSDC CEO.
“The Coastal Village will be a vibrant and engaging community combining the highest quality accommodation, environmentally sensitive corporate offices and a wide range of leisure and recreational facilities, all delivered in a way that is fully aligned with our commitment to sustainability.”
Construction of corporate offices, which will become the centre of operations for the development, are scheduled for completion in Q2 2020.
Construction partner for the development of the residential apartments, Saudi Amana Contracting is a subsidiary of UAE-based Amana Contracting Group, which recently won the contract to design and build a management hotel to serve the village.
The first five apartment buildings are expected to complete by Q3 2020, and the remaining five by Q4 in the same year, delivering a total of 300 properties.
Both the offices and the apartments will incorporate off-site fabrication and modular construction techniques.
“Our highly sustainable approach to developing the Coastal Village revolves around building permanent assets and repurposing them, rather than building temporary assets for short-term use,” said Ian Williamson, TRSDC’s chief project delivery officer.
“Avoiding the construction of temporary assets where possible both preserves the area’s natural ecosystems and also ensures that everyone who works at the Red Sea Project can enjoy a high standard of living and a healthy working environment.”
MEP Middle East recently reported that UAE contractors Al Raeel Engineering Construction & Development Company (Arcco) and Speedhouse will link up with Saudi-based Al Majal Al Arabi Group to deliver a residential village for Red Sea Project labour workforce.