Jeddah's Lamar Towers delayed to 2013

Lamar Towers, Jeddah delayed from late 2011 completion to early 2013

An impression of Lamar Towers in Jeddah.
An impression of Lamar Towers in Jeddah.

The completion date for the $533 million Lamar Towers Project on the North Corniche of the Jeddah Red Sea coast has been delayed from September 2011 to early 2013, reports Arab News.

Lamar Towers, which derives its name from the Arabic word for molten or liquid gold, will be built in five phases and cover 413,000m2, with the first tower planned at 68 storeys and 322m high, while the second will be 60 storeys at 293m high.

The project will also contain a 13-storey mall/spa.

Drake & Skull is carrying out the MEP works, with Kashtas Arabia responsible for the piling and foundation 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.

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