Client: Kuwait Municipality
Sector: Public Sector
MGP Team Lead: Christina Heydorn
Gulf Consult, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Kuwait’s Northern Sub-Region is over 1,800 sq.km. in size, representing about 10% of the country’s total land area. The Sub-Region’s most important asset is its hundreds of kilometres of coastline: an environment that supports diverse terrestrial and marine life and once accommodated Kuwait’s earliest inhabitants.
Today, new projects are bringing national attention to the Sub-Region. These include: construction of the Mubarak Al Kabeer Port on Boubyan Island; construction of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway; planned alignment of the GCC Railway Network alignment; and, the designation of Protected Areas.
Malone Given Parsons Ltd. led a planning process that culminated in the Physical Development Plan of the Northern Sub-Regional Area. It consists of land use, phasing, and implementation strategies that together support an enormous amount of growth and development in a manner that protects and enhances natural areas and cultural sites. At build out, 1 million residents are planned to reside in three settlements: Madinat Al Hareer, Sabriyah, and Boubyan Island Lakes.