Beirut New Waterfront District – Peer Review of Roads and Infrastructure Design

April 2012
Peer Review


The New Waterfront District project is located on the reclaimed waterfront area of Beirut Central District. It extends over a total area of 70 hectares and is divided into two sectors, sectors A and D, with a total built-up area of 1.6 million m² approximately.
The project will accommodate varied functions such as residential, offices, mixed use, hotels, commercial, public, cultural, leisure, religious, parking and utility.

The planned themes and textures of the newly proposed public spaces in the sectors (public squares, green parks, pathways, waterside walkways…), as well as the high value building blocks and new shopping streets, are meant to create new sub-centers of activities in the New Waterfront District and enhance their overall value.

Sector A includes the New Waterfront Corniche, the Beirut Marina at St. Georges Bay, the Park, and the Open Public Spaces. As to Sector D, it consists of a high-density mixed-use area to be developed; the North of the pre-war or the traditional City Center, the Eastern Marina and the first Basin.


SETS conducted the peer review of the designs and tender documents
prepared by “ Laceco” for the roads and infrastructure systems of the
project. The designs that were reviewed mainly include:

  • Road network
  • Power Systems (HV, MV/LV, ducting)
  • Telecommunications and data networks
  • Water supply system
  • Sewage system
  • Stromwater drainage system
  • Irrigation System
  • Strutural Desings
  • Street lighting
  • Solid waste management