Alabama-based B.L. Harbert has won a tender for the construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Awkar. Permission has been granted by the Government for the work to commence.
The embassy will be built over an area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. It is expected to be ready for occupancy in 2023.
The U.S. State Department said: “The multi-building complex will include a Chancery, a Marine Security Guard Residence, representational and staff housing, facilities for the community and associated support facilities.”
The new building will be built next to the existing one, which will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
The embassy was designed by Morphosis Architects, who was shortlisted in an international tender to develop BankMed’s new headquarters. B.L Harbert is an expert on building federal facilities across the world.