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Hill International to manage construction of SEVEN’s entertainment clusters in Saudi

Saudi Arabia from the air at night entertainment city

Hill International has been awarded a contract to manage the construction of two entertainment clusters from Saudi Entertainment Venture Company (SEVEN) in Riyadh.

Hill International is the global leader in managing construction risk. The company will provide project management consultancy (PMC) services to SEVEN.

In the PMC contract, Hill will manage the design workload, construction, project controls, logistics and SEVEN’s objectives.

Hill will also determine the most suitable and practical means of delivering the projects in a suitable timeframe, while maintaining health, safety, security and environment.

Hill International to provide PMC services to SEVEN

SEVEN is the execution and investment arm of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia in the entertainment sector. The PIF programme is one of twelve vision realisation programmes in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

The new entertainment clusters, with a built-up area of approximately 100,000 square metres, will be located at Exit-10 and Al Nahda in Riyadh.

They will boast cinemas, dining, outdoor terraces, shopping, sports venues, and activity zones.

“We are extremely delighted and honored to be receiving this award which further sheds the light on the importance of the strong partnership between KSA and Hill International,” said Dr Adel Jemah, SVP of KSA Operations.

SEVEN’s entertainment plans in Saudi Arabia

SEVEN has a combined budget of $64 billion to spend across multiple sites in Saudi Arabia. The company has already invested $2.7 billion of that in infrastructure.

As part of its entertainment plans for Saudi Arabia, SEVEN previously announced 20 family-friendly entertainment destinations, including a 100,000 square-metre complex in Riyadh and 50 new cinemas.

These will be the first public cinemas in the country for 35 years. SEVEN also revealed plans to convert the Eastern Province into a leisure destination with a 1,000,000-square-metre theme park.

Last month, SEVEN unveiled its blueprints for theme parks, entertainment destinations and movie theatres in Saudi Arabia at the IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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