Mott MacDonald has been appointed design engineer for the highest tower development in Pakistan.The company won the $490m contract from the Karachi Port Trust.
The development located on the lagoon at Karachi in Pakistan, consists of a 78-storey tower, conference centre, retail development and four residential buildings located on the lagoon at Karachi in Pakistan. At almost 330m high, the tower will form the centrepiece of the development and will be the highest building in the subcontinent.
Work is expected to begin in September with completion due in early 2011.
Mott MacDonald director Steve Gregson said: “Mott MacDonald is delighted to have won this exciting project in Pakistan which will help bring further commercial development and tourism to the region. Our Karachi office will provide all the necessary local support with staff from our Manchester, London and Dubai offices providing specialist expertise.”