By Yamurai Zendera www.constructionweekonline.com
Hyder has been appointed as a part of the Foster + Partners team to develop the architectural vision for a new, comprehensive public transport system in Jeddah.
Based on a long-term, sustainable vision, which anticipates the city’s growth, the plan for Jeddah’s transport network is city-wide and includes the design of metro, ferry, bus and cycle services – as well as public spaces and nodes of commercial development.
The comprehensive plan includes the design of metro stations, high-spec trains and even the branding. In addition, the commercial developments associated with the metro system will create new urban service features for the city of Jeddah at key locations below the elevated track.
“Over the last two years, our railway team has invested time and effort in helping Metro Jeddah Company set up and move this project forward, underlining our commitment to Jeddah and the wider Saudi market,” said Sameer Daoud, infrastructure global business leader of Arcadis in the Middle East. “This is yet another example of the combined multinational strength and technical expertise of Hyder and Arcadis, which has fortified our position in infrastructure design in the Middle East.”