Shard Team Build Tallest Building

21 February 2013, 11:53

The team behind the construction of The Shard has landed a contract to project-manage the £780 million)construction of the world's tallest building.

London-based Mace will participate in a joint venture with fellow British firm EC Harris to create the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, which will stand more than 3,280ft high.

The building, overlooking the Red Sea, is expected to take over from the 2,717ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world's tallest skyscraper and be four times the height of The Shard.

The Kingdom Tower will include a five-star Four Seasons hotel, apartments, office space and an observatory.