BESIX team to start work on Bank of Africa’s tower in November 2018

WCN Editorial Team 15 Oct 2018 AFRICA BUILDINGS

BESIX Group, Six Construct, a subsidiary of BESIX Group, and TGCC have been awarded the contract to design and build the Bank of Africa Tower.

The 250-metre tower is being developed by O TOWER, a subsidiary of FinanceCom Group. Upon completion, the building is due to become the tallest tower in Morocco and in Africa.

The Tower will join the category of very high skyscrapers, with 55 levels featuring a luxury hotel, office spaces, and luxury apartments. In addition, a viewing terrace is planned at the top of the tower.

BMCE Bank of Africa CEO said: “I have every confidence in the new consortium’s ability to build our Tower, and in particular in BESIX’ skills and expertise. We are all working towards a common goal: to make our Tower a source of pride, both for the Kingdom of Morocco and for the African continent as a whole.”

Designed by architects Rafael de la Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun, the building will be certified LEED Gold and HQE for compliance with the highest international environmental quality standards.

Work on the project will commence on 1 November 2018, with completion scheduled in May 2022.

BESIX Group CEO Rik Vandenberghe said: “The Bank of Africa Tower will be an emblematic building for the country. I am proud to see BESIX participating in its construction in Morocco, a Kingdom in which it has been a pleasure to work in recent years. In the case of the Bank of Africa Tower, we can count on our solid expertise in high-rise construction.”

BESIX Group chairman Johan Beerlandt said: “The Bank of Africa tower fits perfectly into BESIX' tradition of excellence and will join the list of our most attractive achievements in terms of quality, innovation and aesthetics.”

TGCC CEO Mohammed Bouzoubaa said: “Our company is delighted to be working in partnership with BESIX, a world leader in high-rise buildings, and TGCC will do its utmost to make this key project a success.”

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Image: A rendering of Bank of Africa’s tower. Photo: Courtesy of BESIX.

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