Left to Right: Adeel Kharwa (Head of Projects – TPL Developments), Rizwan Karim (CEO – TPL Developments), Ali Jameel (CEO – TPL Properties), Danny Warde (Chief Strategy Officer-SSH), Shane Lahiff (Director Design- SSH), Fiza Afzal (Head of Design – TPL Developments)

Karachi, Pakistan – December 18th, 2023 – TPL Developments (Private) Limited (TPLD), the development arm of TPL Properties Limited, proudly announces the appointment of renowned design-led architectural and engineering consultancy SSH for the design of the Mangrove, a sprawling 40-acre mixed-use development in Karachi. The project is funded through TPL’s REIT Fund I, which is managed by TPL REIT Management Company Limited.

This project reflects its stakeholders’ unwavering commitment to sustainable and climate-conscious developments, incorporating green building practices, integrating energy-efficient systems and infrastructure, and meticulously preserving the surrounding natural environment. The design will pay particular attention to the conservation of the mangroves and the adjacent biodiversity park.

“This waterfront development represents a paradigm shift to traditional approach and redefines sustainable living by intricately blending biodiversity and community-centric design” said Rizwan Karim, CEO of TPLD. “Our engagement with international firms ensures that the project brings best global industry practices in Design and Construction to Pakistan that will elevate the real estate profile of the country.”

SSH, a trusted partner of choice across the Middle East and Africa for over 62 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in successfully delivering sizable and complex projects in the region to the Mangrove project. The collaboration with local partner Engineering Associates, possessing deep insights into the Pakistani context, ensures a design that seamlessly integrates global inspirations with local nuances, setting new standards in community living.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to develop our strategic partnership with TPLD and become a key stakeholder in this iconic project, aiming to set new benchmarks for sustainable community living in Pakistan,” said Danny Warde, Chief Strategy Officer at SSH. “SSH is dedicated to making a difference in the built environment and sustainable living practices in Pakistan. Leveraging our vast expertise in delivering major projects in the region, we prioritise nurturing local partnerships for designs that suit the socio-cultural, adaptable, and constructible aspects of the market. We take pride in creating designs that blend creativity, innovation, sustainability, and efficiency.”

About TPL Developments (Private) Limited (TPLD): TPLD is offering comprehensive solutions in the real estate sector. With a distinctive strength in seamless project management and integration across various phases, TPLD prioritizes top-notch quality, sustainability, and value for money. TPLD’s projects predominantly include large-scale, high-end developments in urban environments and historic precincts, aimed at creating new and lasting communities.

About SSH:

As a design-led consulting firm offering a 360-degree service from architecture to engineering and construction supervision, SSH has been a trusted partner of choice across the Middle East and Africa for over 62 years. With a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes multiple landmark projects throughout the region, SSH maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, London, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria, and North Africa.

Founded in 1961, we employ over 800 high-caliber local, regional, and international experts in their fields, most of whom are from globally renowned international consulting firms.

SSH has ranked within the top 10 Middle East architectural firms and infrastructure and construction management in the World Architecture 100 Survey in 2023. SSH was also ranked in 100th place among the ENR’s prestigious Top 225 International Design Firms for 2023.