The Red Sea Development Company awards construction village contract

red seaThe Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a contract for the construction of a residential village for workers at the destination

After a competitive tender, the contract was awarded in two parts to an ARCCO-Speedhouse joint venture based in the UAE and to Saudi company Al Majal Al Arabi Group.

Each will construct 5,000 units over the next 10 months to house the initial 10,000 construction workers working on the site.

A further 25,000 construction workers will be housed in the upcoming coastal village, which will be awarded later this year.

Development of the Construction Village will use prefabricated and modular construction to reduce delivery time, enhance quality, limit the number of workers on-site and minimise the environmental impact of construction, in line with TRSDC’s sustainability goals.

TRSDC is expected to maintain operational control of the construction village once completed, ensuring that the facility is managed in adherence to the highest living standards.

“The design of the construction village focuses on creating a community feel, intended to enhance the welfare and quality of life of the workers who will live there,” said TRSDC chief project delivery officer Ian Williamson.

The construction village will feature residential buildings positioned to form neighbourhoods around a centralised area that will be equipped with a range of recreational facilities including cricket pitches, volleyball and basketball courts, football pitches, plus a gym, pool and cinema.

The Construction Village will have its own dedicated medical facilities including an emergency care centre, a laboratory and a dispensing pharmacy. Medical services will be provided through a centralized operator and delivered by a full complement of doctors and nurses operating in line with Saudi and international standards.

Construction at The Red Sea Project site has been underway since Q1 2019, with the Base Camp operational since February. Also under construction are a one million sq m nursery to support landscaping, marine infrastructure including causeways, a bridge and jetties to facilitate the movement of machinery, materials and workers, and a 150-room management hotel.

“Development of the destination is proceeding on track to hit our target of launching the first phase in 2022,” said John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company.

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