The U.S Government through its State Department has awarded a $319 million design-build contract for the new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, to Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois.
This was disclosed in a statement by the U.S Department of State earlier this week.
The statement revealed that the architects behind the new building would be Ennead Architects of New York, and the building should be completed by 2027.
What they said
“The Department of State has awarded Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois the $319 million design-build contract for the new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria,” they said.
They added that the Consulate General building would be on a 12.2-acre site of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in collaboration with Lagos State, adding that the location will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbours with access to sustainable, modern infrastructure, including an 8.5 km seawall designed to protect the city from rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
“Ennead Architects of New York, New York is the design architect. The new Consulate General will provide a modern, resilient platform for diplomacy in Nigeria and is expected to be completed in 2027.
“Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 168 new diplomatic facilities. OBO currently has more than 50 active projects, either in design or under construction worldwide,” they stated further.
The statement by the U.S Department of State also highlighted that the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and that supports U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy.