“The Centaurus has pioneered the concept of a contemporary modern, luxurious master-planned community that integrates residential amenities with a world class shopping mall, a 5 Star Deluxe hotel, and a Corporate tower, to bring premium lifestyle to Pakistan.”Designed by British architects WS Atkins, Centaurus will comprise of three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments and a 5-star hotel. The tallest skyscraper will have 41 stories and all three will be linked by a shopping mall. The Centaurus Hotel is the symbol of a new and modern Pakistan. The estimated cost of the project is $400 million USD. The Developers Pak Gulf Construction Pak Gulf Construction (Pvt.) Ltd. (PGCL), a major real estate company founded in Islamabad, Pakistan, is a joint venture of Al Tamimi Group (Saudi Arabia) and Sardar Builders (Pakistani). PGCL has to its credit famous commercial and residential projects through highly motivated, technically profound and professionally well versed team of professionals in their particular areas. With an ambition to take Pakistan into the next century, PGCL aims to create the landmark iconic structure of Islamabad with advanced construction technologies and state of the art amenities. Tamimi Group of Companies (Saudi Arabia) The Tamimi Group of Companies is one of the highly regarded 100 conglomerates of the kingdom having distinctive privileges under joint ventures with companies including General Electric and ITT, USA. With head office in Damam and regional offices in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and UAE. The group's varying fields of expertise include construction, hotel operations, real estate, supermarkets, manufacturing, food and catering. Sardar Builders Sardar Builders was established in 1990 with head office in Islamabad. They have been engaged in business activities including real estate development, design and construction of commercial complexes, residential villas and hospitality management & services. Pool Of Partners The Architects The complex is designed by internationally acclaimed architectural firm WS Atkins UK, whose portfolio showcases various architectural wonders such as the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, and the World Trade Center in Bahrain. The Contractors Construction and detailed design of the Centaurus is undertaken by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) a Fortune Global 500 company that has quite successfully carried out over 3000 projects in 100 countries successfully. The China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is the largest construction firm and a mega international general contractor in the People's Republic of China. Façade Work Suppliers Safi Yapi Sistemleri A.S (Turkey) Interior And finishing ODEION (Turkey)
Project Fact File
- Cost of Project: $400 million USD
- Total Covered Area:3.8 million square feet
- No of Towers: 4
- One Corporate Tower
- Two Apartment Towers
- One 5 Star Deluxe Hotel
- Shopping Mega Mall: 633,332 sq feet.
- Total Parking : 1,694 cars for basements
- Centaurus design can withstand earthquakes of higher intensity than the earthquake of October 2005. Centaurus designed at Zone-III with PGA of .34g
- 30 million cubic feet of earth removed during excavation for foundation of the centaurus based on piles and raft.
- First mix use project of its kind in Pakistan.
- The project will require 16MW of electricity at peak loads.
- Gross requirement of water would be 1,473,000 liters/day
- Gross requirement of gas would be 1.5million cubic metres/month.