Location Athens, Greece
Client LAMDA Development
Services Construction Management, Program Management, Project Management
Project Value $9.5 billion
Hill is providing project management consulting (PMC), construction management, and construction supervision services for multiple projects associated with the Ellinikon, Europe’s greatest waterfront urban regeneration program. The Ellinikon is located 8 km southwest of Athens’ city center and comprises an area of approximately 6.2 million SM—three times the size of Monaco. The site enjoys a 3.5 km waterfront along the Athenian coastline as well as a marina.
Inspired by LAMDA Development and master planned by internationally acclaimed design firm Foster & Partners, the Ellinikon is a megaproject with a total expected investment of more than $9.5 billion and work planned in phases over the next 15 years. LAMDA’s vision for the Ellinikon is to create a landmark destination for Athens that is anchored by a world-class park, fosters sustainability, enhances connectivity, and transforms the waterfront. Essentially, the Ellinikon will realize a new “city within a city,” and, once complete, will comprise a variety of facilities and building typologies, including residential, hospitality, cultural, educational, healthcare, commercial, and more. The heart of the Ellinikon will be the 2 million SM Metropolitan Park, rivalling London’s Hyde Park and New York City’s Central Park in size, beauty, and functionality. Metropolitan Park will connect the seafront with Mount Hymettus through fixed-track transport, providing direct access to the park and to the seafront from all over the Attica basin.
The Hill team is supporting both of the Ellinikon’s two major components: the Landscape & Infrastructure Program and the Buildings Program.
The Landscape & Infrastructure Program involves the construction of a new 15-km road network, a 450-meter flyover bridge, a utility network, tram service line realignment, wastewater management plants, the development of the Metropolitan Park and other open areas, 50 km of pedestrian and bicycle paths, marine works, the creation of a 1-km public beach, and more. The Hill PMC team will provide design management and review, schedule management, cost consulting and management, contracts and claims management, change management, construction management and supervision, handover and closeout services, and more as required by LAMDA. Given the scope and location of the development, resiliency against climate change and rising sea levels is key to overall program success. Accordingly, the Hill PMC team will help ensure compliance of construction with all applicable resiliency regulations and standards, including elevations and floodwalls, and confirm plantings and other landscape features can support intended resiliency functions. In addition, Hill will help LAMDA coordinate with the program’s numerous stakeholders and concurrent adjoining developments to facilitate overall program success.
The Buildings Program comprises a large number of sustainable buildings with multiple functions, including residential developments, hospitality developments, mixed-use developments, commercial developments, and more. Specific projects include:
For the Rivera Tower project, Hill will provide construction supervision services, monitoring construction activities and confirming their compliance with LAMDA’s expectations, Foster & Partners’ design, and all best practices for construction safety. For the other Buildings Program projects, Hill will provide a full suite of PMC services from pre-construction planning through design, construction, and handover.
Image credit: Foster & Partners, Lamda Development