September deadline for Saudi's Abraj Kudai subcontract bids
Subcontractors have been given a timeline to submit their bids to main contractor Saudi Binladin Group for the $3.5bn project, it was reported
Construction work for Saudi Arabia's Abraj Kudai has reportedly resumed, with a deadline set for subcontractor bid submissions.
The $3.5bn (SAR13bn) mixed-use development in Mecca has been designed by Dar Al-Handasah, part of Dar group, and features Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) as main contractor.
According to a Reuters report, subcontractors "have been asked to submit pricing proposals" to SBG by mid-September.
An executive that wished to remain anonymous told Reuters: "With a clearer grasp on its finances, the government has allocated a portion of its budget toward completing key projects."
The mega-project comprises 12 towers varying from 30 storeys to 48 storeys, being developed for residential and hospitality use.
Two of the development's towers will feature a dome, which will house a ballroom and a convention centre.
A listing of the project on dargroup.com states that the site will be covered by a podium, which will feature a bus station, a shopping mall, restaurants, food courts, a conference centre, and car parks.
Technical services are located at the podium’s basement levels.