Saudi Arabia’s mammoth tourism project developer, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a contract to the region’s leading firm El Seif Group for providing facilities management services at The Red Sea Project’s Coastal Village.
According to the agreement, El Seif Group will be in charge of facilities management services for 18 residential buildings, 200 villas, and townhouses, and the management office at the Coastal Village, where 14,000 employees will eventually operate the destination will live and work.
“Like our guests, our employees are at the heart of our destination which is why the Coastal Village has been designed to set new standards in employee accommodation and welfare practices. By working with the leading service provider, El Seif Group, we are honoring our commitment to provide our employees with the highest quality of accommodation and facilities which are both comfortable and secure.”
Fahad El Seif, vice chairman, IFM ‘Integrated Facility Management, El Seif Group said, “The size and scale of TRSDC’s Coastal Village is incredibly ambitious and their commitment to go above and beyond existing employee welfare standards is impressive.”
The 1.5 million sqm Coastal Village area includes management offices, villas, townhouses and apartments, and a 144-room hotel. It will provide a range of amenities and leisure facilities including fitness centers, beach clubs, and dining outlets, as well as a hospital and school, as per the statement.
“Through our collaborative approach we intend to work closely with TRSDC to oversee the planning and implementation of services and protocols to ensure a high-quality service for every employee,” Mr. El Seif added.
The village uses off-site manufacturing and prefabrication techniques to develop buildings, reducing the carbon footprint. TRSDC also uses eco-friendly, sustainable ‘green’ concrete on-site to reduce emissions throughout the construction process.
The Red Sea Project expects to welcome its first visitors by the end of 2022 by the opening of the international airport and first hotels. Upon completion in 2030, the Red Sea Project will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment, and leisure facilities.