Saraya Bandar Jissah awards two deals to Towell

Omani contractor to build 'Nameer' and 'Wajd' residential zones within the integrated tourism complex

CGI of the Saraya Bandar Jissah resort in the Hajjar mountains
CGI of the Saraya Bandar Jissah resort in the Hajjar mountains

Contractor Towell Construction & Co (TCC) has picked up a pair of contracts to build two new residential zones at the $600m Saraya Bandar Jissah integrated tourism complex (ITC) in Oman.

The company, which was last year awarded the $55.8m contract to build the first residential zone at the site, has been appointed to build the Nameer and Wajd zones at the complex, which is in the Hajjar mountains to the south east of Muscat.

Nameer is the residential area closest to the resort's two, five-star hotels and its set back from the beachfront and lagoon area.

Wajd is at the highest point of the project and will contain 22 villas. Both are part of the first phase of the project, which is due for completion by 2017.

Saraya Bandar Jissah CEO Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Al Hosni said: “We are very pleased to award these contracts to TCC. They have been doing a commendable job with Zaha zone and we are confident that they will continue to do so with the two new zones assigned to them.”

Saraya Bandar Jissah is a joint venture between state-owned hospitality developer Omran and Saraya.

Last month, consultancy KEO won a construction supervision contract for all three of the residential zones being built by Towell.

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 being created by DSA Architects. Drake & Scull subsidiary GTCC is building the staff accommodation.

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