Massive lagoon to be built for $4 billion megaproject in Saudi
Developed by the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre
Crystal Lagoons is set to create a new lagoon that will be situated at the centre of a 240-hectare mixed project being developed by the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre, in the north of Jeddah.
The project will include a medical city, a cultural centre, educational facilities, luxury hotels, residential villas and apartments supported by a variety of leisure facilities – such as Saudi Arabia's first-ever Jack Nicklaus 9 hole golf course.
"This will be the largest manmade crystalline lagoon of its kind in the Kingdom and represents yet another milestone in Crystal Lagoons' efforts to expand its Middle East presence," said Kevin P. Morgan, CEO, Crystal Lagoons.
The project's construction is already underway and is scheduled to be up-and-running within the next three to five years, the company said, as the first phase is scheduled to be completed by 2015.
The modern development will include a total of 3,600 residential units comprising a mix of apartments, villas and condominiums in addition to three luxury hotels. It will also consist of a business park, an international university, two schools, extensive retail outlets and a cultural centre.