Roshn to build its first residential district in Mecca

Roshn to build its first residential district in Mecca

The Saudi giga-project Roshn is building its first residential community in Mecca, which will cater to middle income Saudis.  The Almanar project will sit on the western outskirts of the city, with easy access to Jeddah airport. It will house 17,000 people in its first phase, Roshn said this week.  The development will include three […]

Homes for 17,000 people

Townhouses, duplexes and villas

Inspiration from local architecture

The Saudi giga-project Roshn is building its first residential community in Mecca, which will cater to middle income Saudis. 

The Almanar project will sit on the western outskirts of the city, with easy access to Jeddah airport. It will house 17,000 people in its first phase, Roshn said this week. 

The development will include three to five-bedroom townhouses, duplexes and villas. 

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Roshn is one of the Public Investment Fund-owned giga-projects, with a mandate to push ownership among Saudi nationals up to 70 percent by 2030. Home ownership was put at 61 percent by the end of 2022 in the last official census. 

The design will also draw inspiration from local Hijazi architecture, to fit the guidelines set out by the ministry of culture’s Architecture and Design Commission.

Saudi developer Roshn