Current building progress
|Location||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Estimated completion||mid 2018|
|Height||Tower 1: 321.46 m (1,054.7 ft) |
Tower 2: 300 m (980 ft)
|Floor count||Tower 1: 72 |
Tower 2: 62
|Floor area||Tower 1: 84,000 m2 (900,000 sq ft) |
Tower 2: 68,774 m2 (740,280 sq ft)
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Drake & Scull Construction|
Lamar Towers are a pair of skyscrapers currently under construction in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Located on Jeddah Corniche, Tower 1 will be 321.6 m (1,055 ft) tall (including antenna) with 72 floors above ground, and Tower 2 will be 300 m (980 ft) tall with 62 floors above ground.
The proposal for the project was submitted by Cayan in 2008 and was approved in the same year. Construction began in 2008 and, when completed in 2016, Tower 1 will be the tallest building in Jeddah, till date, surpassing the recently completed National Commercial Bank. The development is expected to cost about $600 million. The tower was designed by Saudi Diyar Consultants. The Construction Management Service is by MIDRAR. The Lamar company is the main developer of the project and Drake & Scull Construction are the main contractors for this landmark development.
The holding company has declared bankruptcy and construction on the building has stopped. There are many civil suits against the company for property sold in these buildings.
Lamar is Arabic for liquid gold, which describes the reflection of the golden glass in the waters of the Red Sea.
The Lamar Towers will include the following:
Drake & Scull International is carrying out the MEP works, with KASKTAS Arabia responsible for the piling, shoring, grouting, soil improvement and dewatering 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. The structure part of the project was then awarded on 12 October 2010 to the Saudi Lebanese Tarouk Contracting company Ltd who constructed a substantial part of the Project and two towers (up to levels 26, both towers) before being terminated by the Owner on 31 December 2012. The remaining part of the structure and the Project were transferred then in July 2013 to the UAE based general contractor Drake & Scull Construction, part of the Drake & Scull International PJSC group.