Centaurus: A New Skyline for Islamabad


“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.

 Features of The CentaurusThe Centaurus Mega Mall

The Centaurus Mall with 5 floors is an iconic retail, entertainment, and lifestyle destination that will stimulate visitors with its vibrant mix of retail and entertainment segments. The combination of the stunning architecture, the size, quality of shopping, leisure, and convenience will drive this mall to a commercial success and revolutionize modern shopping experience.

The mall offers a delightful array of beguiling attractions for every visitor all year around.

The Centaurus Mall is ideally located in the heart of Islamabad, which makes it easily accessible from all aspects. This world class Shopping Mall, comparable to any international Mega Mall, is developed on the basis of One Stop Shop” concept. The mall serves as the primary shopping destination for the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and will attract shoppers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern Punjab and AJK.

Salient Features

• Five floors of ultimate shopping experience

• Idyllic tenant mix

• Centrally Air Conditioned.

• Mall Floor segmentation with Atriums (Supermarket, Fashion and Apparel, Home Furnishing, Consumer Electronics, Accessories, Gold Souk, Designer and Wedding lounge, Food Courts and Fine Dining, 5 Screen Cineplex, Leisure, Family Entertainment and much more).

• Exquisite water features in Atriums.

• Elevators, Panoramic lifts and escalators.

• Service lifts.

• Expedient mall entrances.

• Ample Car Parking facilities.

The Centaurus Residencia

The Centaurus Residencia is set to open its doors for a new style of living and lifestyle. This ideal home features breathtaking views, exceptional architecture and design, the finest entertainment and leisure facilities all within a secure environment.

Exceptional apartment homes providing ease, peace of mind, and total comfort with mesmerizing views of Islamabad and the Margalla Hills. The customer is bound to experience unsurpassed features, amenities, and superlative lifestyle facilities. The accommodation requirements range from a studio, one, two, three or four bedroom apartment, to a lavish penthouse complete with a private pool.

Salient Features

• Two luxurious towers with 23 floors of sheer luxury.

• Studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom apartment homes and Penthouses.

• Dedicated entrances.

• Uninterrupted power supply.

• Spectacular views of the city and Margalla Hills.

• High quality finishes and fittings.

• Visitors lobby with intercom facility.

• High speed broadband internet and Digital cable TV.

• Dedicated car parking for the residents.

• Underground tanks for constant water supply.

• Drying areas, storage & maid’s room.

• VRV/Central Air-conditioning system.

• Double glazed glass with aluminum cladding.

• Exclusive Health Club and Spa Facilities for each tower inclusive of gymnasium and   squash courts.

• High Speed Elevators and Service Lifts.

The Centaurus Corporate

The Centaurus Corporate is destined to become a new business and commercial hub. The Corporate tower will offer an outstanding environment for businesses, with boutique offices amidst wonderful surroundings. Special attention to on-site facilities includes raised flooring, express elevators, security, and exclusive parking facilities. Quality and innovation come together to create a pleasant work environment only at The Centaurus Corporate.

The Centaurus Corporate tower will offer excellent opportunities for retailers and business ventures, with a captive audience of well-to-do consumers right on the customer’s  doorstep.

Salient Features

• Signature Address.

• Unobstructed views making everyday work pleasurable.

• 22 Executive centrally air conditioned floors.

• High Speed Elevators and Service Lifts.

• Dedicated entrances.

• Ample car parking for employees and visitors.

The Centaurus Hotel

A statement in style where unmatched comfort meets ultimate sophistication, the 5 Star Deluxe flagship hotel will redefine luxury, hospitality, and business travel in Islamabad.  Elegant and chic, the glamorous hotel will offer guests a unique blend of traditional hospitality in the most contemporary and cosmopolitan environment.

A combination of outstanding facilities and superlative attention to detail makes the hotel a premier lifestyle destination for business and international travelers. The Centaurus Hotel will offer an extensive range of gourmet experiences, modern meeting and event venues, a signature Spa, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, chilled pools and indulgent amenities and services. The hotel is less than 20 minutes from Benazir Bhutto International Airport and easily accessible to several of Islamabad’s key destinations.

Salient Features

• Luxurious rooms with amazing city & hill views.

• Central Atrium with world class ambiance.

• 24 hour concierge service.

• Individual butler service.

• Separate parking for hotel.

• Fire Protection System on all floors.

• Fitness center with state of the art equipment, sauna, and spa.

• Hair Salon.

• Travel shops.

• Expansive banquet halls and meeting rooms.

• Fine dining restaurants.

• Business Center

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