Roshn, a leading real estate developer powered by Saudi wealth fund PIF, has announced the launch of Almanar, its fifth integrated mixed-use community and the first venture in Makkah city.
Located at Makkah’s western gate, between the old and new expressways linking the city to Jeddah, Almanar is just 20 minutes away from the main mosque and under an hour from King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah.
Unveiling the project, Roshn said Phase One features 4,149 residential units that will house more than 17,000 people on a footprint of 2.5 million sq m area.
It will feature a wide range of amenities, including a regional mall supplemented by eight neighbourhood commercial centers, a business park that will boost the city’s economic development, and several mosques.
Roshn offers a variety of residential options in Almanar, including 3- to 5-bedroom townhouses, duplexes and villas. 
"The architectural design of Almanar draws inspiration from the heritage of the Western Province; it features intricate details, like elliptical and geometric patterns on the facades. The seamless blend of history and modernity creates a harmonious connection between "Makkah’s unparalleled heritage and the limitless potential of its future," said a company spokesman.
Almanar, he stated, prioritises sustainability and natural beauty. "It includes carefully designed green and open spaces, covering 12% of the community's total footprint, and providing comfortable areas for relaxation," he noted.
According to him, Roshn developments promote community well-being by offering shaded walkways for walking, cycling, and sports activities, making it easier for residents to access amenities conveniently located throughout the area.
"Almanar will preserve and prioritize the natural landscape, with wadis meandering through its neighbourhoods. This approach creates a resilient green infrastructure that aligns with the local environment and ecological systems," said the spokesman.
"Almanar's houses will feature industry-leading energy-conserving" technologies, including modern insulation, solar water heaters, and efficient air-conditioning," he stated.
Roshn is also promoting the use of electric vehicles by installing EV chargers in many of its houses, thus contributing to its ambitions to create a greener society, he added.-TradeArabia News Service