KEO to oversee housing at Saraya Bandar Jissah

Consultant appointed to project manage three of five residential zones at $600m integrated tourism complex

Saraya Bandar Jissah
Saraya Bandar Jissah

The developer of the $600m Saraya Bandar Jissah integrated tourism complex (ITC) has appointed KEO International Consultants to oversee the building of three of its five residential zones, an onsite recreation club, staff accommodation and ancillary buildings.

As supervision consultant, KEO will oversee the building of the Zaha, Nameer and Wajd residential complexes, recreational facilities, landscaped areas, ancillary services and accommodation blocks for the hotel staff. The firm is expected to have to rely on a full range of engineering skills to complete the contract, including architectural, structural, MEP, landscaping and quantity surveying.

Atkins had won an earlier supervision contract for the entire site's infrastructure works, while designs for the resort's two five-star hotels are currently being created by DSA Architects.

A contract to build the Zaha residential zone was awarded to Towell Construction Co in September last year and earlier last month a deal for the staff accommodation was awarded to Drake & Scull subsidiary GTCC.

Speaking at a contract signing ceremony covering its appointment, KEO's CEO Donna Sultan, said, “We are excited to be a part of this unique project and thank Saraya Bandar Jissah for having us on board. KEO has been awarded for our high level executive input and oversight to all our projects in the past and we look forward to having the same impact on this upcoming development.”

Sheikh Hamood, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah said, “As a truly luxurious development, it is our commitment to deliver the highest standards of excellence to our customers. We are pleased to have chosen KEO - one of the best in their field - for this task, and are confident that the contract will be administered and managed by a highly qualified team of construction professionals, responsible for streamlining all the consultants’ and contractors’ efforts towards the delivery of international standards of quality.”

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