Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) is expected to publish the main construction tender for its 306 million-Kuwaiti-dinar project ($1 billion) Kuwait Olympic Village by March-end, a source involved in the scheme told Zawya Projects.
The project will include a 25,000-seat stadium, a swimming pool complex and a residential block for athletes and will cover a total built-up area of 2.67 million square feet. It will be built in Jaber Al-Ahmad City.
"The main construction tender is expected to be floated by the end of March 2017,” said the source, adding that the detailed design will likely be completed by the first week of March 2017.
The main contract is expected to be awarded in the second quarter of 2017, a second source told Zawya Projects, adding construction should start that same quarter, with project handover scheduled for late 2020.
Australia’s Meinhardt Engineering is providing lead consultancy, civil, structural, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) engineering, architectural and landscaping services for the project. Vietnam’s NKC Consultancy Co has been appointed as sub-consultant to design the foundations and superstructure, plus the roofs’ steel structures of the project.