King Abdulla SEZ Development, Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah Economic City - Saudi Arabia
Mixed-use masterplanning
168 million m2

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is one of four Economic Cities which are under development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The KAEC masterplan provide for a sea port, industrial valley, educational zone, central business district with commercial, mixed-use, retail outlets, financial island, resorts and a residential area. The master plan provides for the development of 168 million sq. m of land on a new site on the Red Sea about 120km North of Jeddah.

The Bonded Re-export Zone (BRZ) is a designated securely controlled area, within the Customs territory of KSA, into which the Customs Authorities will allow the release of imported goods for warehousing or processing. The overarching vision is that by 2025, KAEC BRZ will have become the leading Regional Logistics hub in the Middle East.

The BRZ site within the city covers approximately 3.6 million square meters. The Master plan includes more than 1 million sq.m of Industrial buildings which consists of storage, warehouse, light industrial, logistics, commercial and utility compounds. Pivotal International were appointed first to carry out an economic feasibility study to establish the market need for a facility of this nature. Following this study we were then appointed to prepare a master plan and design guidelines for the BRZ which was completed in 2014. Pivotal have since been appointed to carry out the infrastructure design of this significant development.

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Ian Fewer

Ian Fewer

Managing Partner