Jeddah’s ambitions to upgrade its infrastructure coupled with key commercial and residential developments together spell busy times for the city’s builders. DHUSHYANTHI RAVI reports. Jeddah is poised to witness a major transformation over the next few years.

Sisban Holding has appointed Mohamed Harasani Architects to do detailed design works for the Fairmont hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Bids for the detailed design contract had been called in January after the preliminary design was completed by Sisban Holding in November 2014. The Jeddah-based Sisban Holding plans to invest SR1.5 billion ($399.

Construction of the world’s tallest tower in the Saudi city of Jeddah is proceeding apace. The Kingdom Tower has now reached its 24th level of construction, while Schwing Stetter has just been awarded a contract to provide concrete pumping equipment for assisting in construction works. Owned by Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), the SR4.