AtkinsRéalis to Lead Project Management for Riyadh’s New Murabba Megaproject

AtkinsRéalis to Lead Project Management for Riyadh's New Murabba Megaproject

AtkinsRéalis, the esteemed project management firm, has been appointed as the project manager for the ambitious New Murabba megaproject in Riyadh. The masterplan and design of this groundbreaking development, set to redefine Riyadh’s cityscape, will benefit from the expertise and support of AtkinsRéalis.

The New Murabba project, Riyadh’s envisioned mega downtown, is backed by the Saudi wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), which wholly owns the developer, New Murabba Development Company (NMDC).

Sabah Barakat, Acting CEO of New Murabba Development Company, expressed pride in AtkinsRéalis’s crucial role in translating the project’s extraordinary vision into the design of the masterplan and the iconic Mukaab building.

“AtkinsRéalis has been instrumental in the realization of this project, contributing to the design of the masterplan and the iconic Mukaab building,” said Barakat. He also acknowledged AtkinsRéalis’s ongoing involvement through recent contract awards for further detailing and defining the New Murabba masterplan, infrastructure design, and the concept design of the Mukaab building.

The centerpiece of the project is the ‘Mukaab’ tower, touted as the “world’s largest immersive destination.” This unique structure, referred to as an “internal skyscraper,” is projected to be an awe-inspiring cube, measuring 400 meters in height, 400 meters in width, and 400 meters in length. Once enveloped, it will stand as one of the largest constructed buildings in history.

AtkinsRéalis secured the architectural and master planning competition for Riyadh’s new landmark. Campbell Gray, CEO of AtkinsRéalis, Middle East and Africa, highlighted the project’s alignment with Saudi Arabia’s national vision, emphasizing infrastructure development, private sector empowerment, and job creation for local talent.

Conclusion: AtkinsRéalis’s pivotal role in managing the New Murabba megaproject underscores its commitment to shaping Riyadh’s urban landscape. The visionary Mukaab tower, with AtkinsRéalis at the helm, symbolizes Saudi Arabia’s dedication to national development goals. As Riyadh embraces this groundbreaking venture, the collaboration promises not only architectural marvels but also economic growth and opportunities for local talent.

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