Destination Sports & Leisure Resort, KSA

Leisure planning advisor for the proposed development of a major sports, leisure and edutainment anchored resort strip as part of a substantial mixed-use real estate development in KSA

  • Appointed through CapitalStone Holdings on behalf of a major Saudi real estate developer and the Municipality Government of one of the Northern Provinces
  • 186 hectare site on the edge of a mountain range as part of a much larger mixed-use development
  • Scope is to act as the leisure advisor for the concept, feasibility study and project planning review of a preliminary masterplan developed for the site by AECOM
  • Components include resort hotels, a full range of professional and amateur sports facilities, and a wide range of cultural, educational and recreational attractions, including museums, a zoo and an amusement park
  • Estimated project cost US$ 1.5 billion
  • Key achievements include refining the concept to connect to the unique DNA of the location, and revising the focus and phasing to improve the commercial viability of the development