• Role:
Development Strategists
  • Client:
Al Shamiyah Development Company
  • Consultant:
Dar Al Omran
  • TDC:
USD 8.6 Billion
  • Site Area:
1,300,000 sqm

  • Status:
On Going

Project Overview

As lead development strategists, Millennium was entrusted on leading potentially the largest urban redevelopment project in Saudi Arabia. The project aims at the redevelopment of a 1.38 sq.km hilly site - the Shamiyah District – facing the northern edge of the Haram al-Shareef (the great mosque) in Makkah.

The project is located on the northern boundaries of the Haram Plaza expansion, and it is connected directly to this expansion through stepped platforms and pedestrian bridges.

The final master plan is a result of an evolutionary design process in coordination with the Higher Commission for the Development of Makkah that started with six different master plan alternatives. Collaborators on the master plan study included: Architecture Studio, Dar al Omran, Gensler, Hamzah & Yeang in partnership with Saud-Consutl, HOK, & Al-Wakeel in partnership with M. Hamouie. Millennium acted as the lead strategist, prepared necessary design briefs, and managed the full planning process and public negotiations process, and prepared the preliminary financial strategy and feasibility study for the project.