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CallisonRTKL to design the new headquarters of Saudi British Bank

Architecture firm CallisonRTKL announced the groundbreaking of their new project in Riyadh, a 135m-tall tower, which will house the headquarters of the Saudi British Bank (SABB).

One of the major planning and design firms in the region, CallisonRTKL has built some of the world’s most successful projects for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities.

The company was set up in 2015 following the merger of Callison and RTKL Associates – two key subsidiaries of leading asset design and consultancy company Arcadis.

CallisonRTKL clinched the contract after it won the project design competition organised by SABB, an associated company of global banking giant HSBC Group.

As the design consultant, CallisonRTKL was tasked to create a sophisticated, inviting and secure space for the bank’s 2,800 employees and its numerous visitors.

The SABB headoffice will be a 46,544 m2 commercial office development comprising primarily of a 135m-tall tower. A supporting podium is integrated and connected to the tower housing the key facilities for banking services, food and beverage areas and employee training facilities over a 7,013 m2 area.

The building is expected to be operational by early 2020.

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