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Construction Week Power 150: Nawfal Al Khudhairy

Nawfal Al Khudhairy Named Among the Middle East Most Influential Construction Leaders Of 2024

11 Jun 2024


Cut Costs, Not Corners

Discover how cost managers and designers can balance client desires and budget constraints at INDEX's upcoming panel. Join experts like Kieran Murray as they discuss innovative value engineering strategies at INDEX for an insightful panel on value engineering in interior design.

04 Jun 2024


Hospitality Construction in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's hospitality construction sector is witnessing unprecedented growth, propelled by the nation's expanding tourism industry. As more visitors flock to experience the rich culture and captivating landscapes, the demand for hotels, resorts, and other hospitality establishments is surging. However, this rapid development brings the necessity for sustainable practices to align with Saudi Arabia's environmental goals and positively impact the local community.

22 May 2023


MND24: Day of Impact

Dive into Compass' activities during the MND24 Challenge and see how teamwork advances Motor Neuron Disease research.

14 May 2024


Construction Management: Smoother Project Execution

Construction Management is emerging as a crucial strategy for achieving smoother project execution in the building industry. Delve into its key benefits, essential strategies, and common FAQs to help you understand why Construction Management might just be the solution you need.

07 May 2024


Saudi Arabia's Construction Cost Landscape

In a recent feature in Construction Week Middle East Magazine, our unstoppable Team at took centre stage to discuss the transformative benefits of cost control consulting services, redefining industry standards with an innovative approach to cost control metrics and unmatched cost control consulting best practices. Uncover actionable strategies on how to improve cost control in your business, tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities presented in Saudi Arabia's construction boom.

12 Feb 2024


Project Management Company of the Year 2023

We are delighted to announce that Compass has been awarded Project Management Company of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards 2023. This is our third time winning this prestigious award, having previously been recognised as the best Project Management Company in the Middle East in 2021 and 2020.

23 Nov 2023


The Inclusive Advantage

Diversity and inclusion are crucial factors for creating a thriving and successful workplace. In a recent article published in the Middle East consultants DE&I special feature, our Regional Head of Human Capital, Sarah Saxon, sheds light on the importance of embracing diversity and breaking free from bias. This blog post delves into the insightful perspectives shared by Sarah and highlights the need for a corporate culture that values and empowers every individual. Let's explore the path towards a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

21 Nov 2023


Construction Week Middle East Awards 2023 Shortlist

Discover how Compass shines at the Construction Week Middle East Awards 2023, nominated in five crucial categories. Celebrate the achievements of our exceptional team members, including the Inspiring Woman of the Year and Project Manager of the Year. Don't miss our Rising Star nominee's remarkable journey, plus the double acknowledgement of Compass Team, recognised in the Consultancy of the Year, and Sub-consultancy of the Year categories. Explore the nominees and join us in this momentous celebration!

23 Oct 2023


Construction Week KSA Awards 2023 Shortlist

We can hardly contain our joy as we share the incredible news! Compass has been shortlisted in not just one, but four major categories at the prestigious Construction Week KSA Awards 2023. This milestone is a testament to the collective dedication and spirit of our amazing Team. The categories are Consultancy of the Year, Sub-consultancy of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and Project Manager of the Year.

18 Oct 2023


Modular Construction: Sustainability Superhero

Our journey in the Middle East's construction industry is defined by innovation, collaboration, and modular construction. It's not just a trend; it's a revolution that accelerates project timelines, enhances cost-efficiency, and champions sustainability. This approach scales gracefully to meet the demands of large-scale projects, as exemplified by NEOM, and embodies the spirit of innovation and collaboration. At Compass, we stand with visionary industry leaders, paving the way for a future characterized by innovation, sustainability, and enhanced global competitiveness.

09 Oct 2023


Compass Core: Procurement Excellence

Imagine a procurement process that's not just efficient but anticipatory, a tool that doesn't just manage data but extracts meaningful insights, and a solution that doesn't just meet your needs but adapts and evolves alongside your business. Compass Core is not just imagining; it's delivering on these promises.

11 Sep 2023


Tomorrow's Path, Today's Progress

We're thrilled to have made the cover and contributed two thought-provoking articles in the recent Middle East Consultant July and August edition, exploring the evolving construction landscape in the region.

28 Jul 2023


Snow Abu Dhabi: Thrills & Chills

Compass proudly contributed cost management services to Snow Abu Dhabi, an exceptional family entertainment destination located within the Estidama 2 Pearl-rated Reem Mall. This indoor snow park, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, features 20 rides and attractions, including the Crystal Carousel, Polar Express Train, Flight of the Snowy Owl, Snowflake Garden, and Enchanted Tree, providing year-round snow adventures for friends and families. With an 'Enchanted Forest' theme, Snow Abu Dhabi covers an area of 9,732 sqm on level 2 of Reem Mall.

21 Jun 2023


Construction Week Power 100

We are thrilled to announce that Compass Project Consulting's President and Chairman of the Board, Nawfal Al Khudhairy, has made a remarkable debut on the prestigious Construction Week Middle East's Power 100 list of 2023. This recognition firmly establishes him as one of the Middle East's most influential construction leaders in the consultancy group.

01 Jun 2023


Giga Cost Triumphs

Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are driving the country's economy forward, but they require careful cost management. At Compass Project Consulting, we excel in cost management and technology implementation for these ambitious developments.

30 May 2023


C-Suite Table Talks

The innovators at the recently hosted an exclusive C-Suite roundtable event that brought together construction leaders, from diverse organizations, to participate in thought-provoking discussions on pressing industry concepts. The event, which will be highlighted in upcoming articles published Middle East Consultant, showcased how immense value is created by influential minds exchanging ideas and driving meaningful conversations.

22 May 2023


Invest in Change | Future Hospitality Summit KSA

The Future Hospitality Summit KSA is just around the corner, taking place from the 7th to the 9th of May at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. As part of this exciting event, Spencer Wylie, CEO of Compass Project Consulting will be moderating a panel discussion exploring The Power of Collaboration from Original Concept Design, Modern Methods of Construction to Opening

01 May 2023


Golfby Good

Compass were proud to be headline sponsors of the OG Jiffy's Golf Day, held at the Els Club on the 14th of April, all in aid of Cancer Charity in Wales.

10 Apr 2023


Cultivating Construction's Future

At Compass, we're proud to have a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the communities we serve. That's why we're thrilled to share the story of Noura Albilal, Graduate Project Manager, who is making waves in the construction sector as a young Saudi woman.

30 Mar 2023


Fostering Fairer Futures

Our Head of Human Capital, Sarah Saxon, sat down with the Construction Week Team to discuss gender diversity and breaking free from the bias, in the March 2023 special issue.

01 Mar 2023


Big 5 Saudi | Mohammed Salameh

Our own Big Mo takes to the stage at the Big 5 Saudi, discussing Disruptive Project Management Trends Influencing the Growth of Construction Projects.

21 Feb 2023


Positive Construction Disruption

Construction Week Middle East just sat down with Richard Cushnan, the Regional Director of the game-changing Construction Management service.

13 Feb 2023


Construction Week Awards 2022 Winners

We are absolutely thrilled to have won three awards at the Construction Week Middle East awards!

28 Nov 2022


Sustainable Project of the Year | ME Consultant Awards 2022

Our vision at Compass is to Lead the Region's Most Transformative Projects and our purpose positioning is Evolving Tomorrow, Today. That being said, we are extremely proud to be seen and truly living both, having won the Sustainable Project of the Year accolade, in recognition of our fantastic clients at Emirates Flight Catering Crop One Holdings for Bustanica - The World's Largest Vertical Hydroponic Farm!

08 Dec 2022


NEOM Trailblazers

Our NEOM Team are trailblazers when it comes to climbing proverbial project mountains, but last week they were climbing literal mountains, all in aid of our Charity Partner, Gulf for Good.

23 Nov 2022


Going Giga

Designed to stimulate the economy, Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are expected to expand significantly beyond the real estate and infrastructure sectors, helping to diversify the economy away from oil, especially given their sheer scale.

16 Sep 2022


RICS MENA | Stay Informed

Stay Informed The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS MENA is relaunching it's face-2-face Member events, with our own Steven Batchelor FRICS joining an esteemed panel unpacking experiences in Building in a Post-pandemic World. The discussion will delve into designing and constructing a built asset - during the regions unfolding economic recovery efforts post-Covid - through the perspectives of a construction team consisting of a developer, contractor, consultant and lawyer, offering valuable networking and learnings.

19 Jul 2022


8th Birthday!

We've reached another milestone in our Compass journey! It's always a cause for celebration when we reach our birthday, and it's a great opportunity for us to reflect on all the hard work and accomplishments that have brought us to where we are today. Eight years is a significant amount of time, and we've undergone many changes, celebrated many successes as well as faced numerous challenges during that time. It's a testament to our Team and Leadership's commitment to our vision and mission, and hard work coupled with determination that we've been able to reach this point, and it's exciting to think about all the opportunities that the future holds for us. We hope we have a great birthday celebration and that the coming year is even more successful than the last. Thank you to our clients, peers and industry for your trust in us as we continue to lead the region's most transformative projects.

01 Jul 2022


Cool CSR with Gulf For Good

Compass is pleased to announce our partnership with Gulf For Good, a non-profit organisation support sustainable charity projects for children around the world.

25 Aug 2022


Goodbye Spreadsheets

Compass is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Mastt, an international cloud tech software provider, to better facilitate capital expenditure and risk management across our clients' major capital and infrastructure programs.

04 Jul 2022


Project Management Company of the Year 2021

On behalf of the entire Compass-family, we are incredibly gracious to be recognised as the Project Management Company of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards 2021 – for the 2nd consecutive year!

03 Feb 2022


Compass CEO Appointment

Compass is pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Wylie as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Group, effective 16th January 2022. Spencer will take the helm of this new designation within Compass spearheading the next evolution of operational excellence and growth as world-class Project Development Consultancy.

19 Jan 2022


Middle East Consultants Awards 2021

We are pleased to announce that Compass has been shortlisted in the prestigious Middle East Consultant Awards 2022.

13 Jan 2022


Compass + Dar Al Arkan

As we ready ourselves for 2022, Compass are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Dar Al Arkan Properties, one of the region’s leading real estate developers.

13 Dec 2021


AHIC 2021 – Rise Together

Arguably one of the highlights of the year, and as proud Gold Sponsors of the African & Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference 2021, the collective close-knit communities of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) joined forces to Rise Together.

21 Sep 2021


Future of Architecture Summit

In what has been an unprecedented past couple of years, shifting the focus on how we use space and just what the expectations of space needs to deliver, coupled with the influx of new materials and ever evolving technological advancements, construction leaders are reimagining just what the future of communities and architecture will look like.

15 Sep 2021


Construction Week KSA Awards 2021

It is a great pleasure to have been shortlisted in the prestigious Construction Week KSA Awards 2021!

08 Sep 2021


The Great Reset

The Team at AHIC & MEED recently invited our Managing Director, Luke Somerville, to share insights as to why Compass are passionately supporting our hotel owner & operator clients, during this great reset.

26 Aug 2021


Security + Care = RICS Regulated

Compass are pleased to announce that the firm is now regulated by RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the world’s leading qualification for professional standards in land, property, and construction.

08 Jul 2021


World Interiors Day 2021

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers annually recognises the remarkable power of Design as a vehicle for human betterment and productive improvement, this year honouring World Interiors Day on the 29th May, with various initiatives celebrated during the month of May.

30 May 2021


Refurbishments: Improving Sustainability

Sustainable refurbishment is not a new concept, however, recognition of the importance of considered sustainability within renovation or rebuild projects is fast accelerating. Be it growing concerns of high energy use leading to climate change, or more recently, the increased need for healthy internal environments, or even perhaps the environmental damage associated with materials production and overall waste of construction which ends up in landfill, we need to come together and rebuild sustainably for the future.

10 Jun 2021


Let’s Green the Planet!

In honour of Earth Day 2021, Compass are thrilled to be launching our very own Compass Forests, in collaboration with Treedom!

21 Apr 2021


Reaching for the sun

Here at Compass, not only do we keep our clients’ projects on track. We also guide our Team on their own career growth.

05 Apr 2021


The best investment on Earth is earth

Due to the United Arab Emirates dynamic and decisive leadership, attractive stimulus packages and arms-wide-open to foreign investment, Dubai’s real estate sector is experiencing green shoots of recovery, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically within Dubai’s prime residential market.

04 Mar 2021


Middle East Consultant Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that Compass has been shortlisted in the prestigious Middle East Consultant Awards 2020.

17 Jan 2021


Project Management Company of the Year 2020

We only went and won Project Management Company of the Year at the prestigious Middle East Consultants Awards 2020!

21 Jan 2021


A Handy Tool for You

We only went and won Project Management Company of the Year at the prestigious Middle East Consultants Awards 2020!

30 Dec 2020


The Recipe to Success

Leaders don’t create followers. They create more leaders.

23 Dec 2020


Honoured to be Honoured!

All at Compass Project Consulting are over the moon to have been awarded the Sub-Consultancy of the Year accolade and Project Manager of the Year accolade, for Associate Hamed Parnian, at the Construction Week Awards 2020!

15 Dec 2020


Project Manager of the Year 2020

Compass Project Consulting is over the moon to have been awarded the Sub-Consultancy of the Year accolade and Project Manager of the Year accolade, for Associate Hamed Parnian, at the Construction Week Awards 2020!

15 Dec 2020


Construction Week Awards 2020

It is a great pleasure to have been shortlisted in the prestigious Construction Week Awards 2020!

12 Nov 2020


Mighty palms from little dates grow

We are glad to share our decision to ‘branch out’ as we invest in our Abu Dhabi and Jeddah offices, realising each as fully-fledged business units which will further accelerate our company’s growth strategy, and network of ‘roots’ through the MENA region.

01 Nov 2020


Chartering these ‘New Waters’

We’d like to thank all at the CPI Trade Media Team for their insightful interview write-up with the Compass Partners, in the September 2020 issue of Middle East Consultant!

04 Sep 2020


muvi-ng on up!

What an eventful week it has been, with 3 new cineplexes opening through the Kingdom’s Eastern Region for our client, muvi Cinemas – the first 100% homegrown Saudi cinema brand!

30 Aug 2020


Forging Food Futures

Food Security within the MENA region has become a much higher-prioritized conversation in recent times, creating a flurry of Country-led visions, policies and actions to safeguard future sustainability. Food security is so significant it is touted as one of the three key-pillars in providing stability within the region.

25 Jun 2020


Masterplanning: The Urban Theatre

A masterplan can be described as a long-term narrative, one which sets the conceptual scene, guiding dynamism and development. It is the interconnected play between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments which provide the visual and spatial stage in which the world can tell their stories.

08 Jun 2020


COVID-19 Claims Management

With growing certainties and uncertainties abound during this time, we look at positives, opportunities and risks in a new light.

30 Mar 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Over the last few weeks, more and more countries are taking action to manage and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus. Compass is part of a global community and we have been monitoring and reacting to the virality of COVID-19 since it first appeared.

19 Mar 2020


It’s muvi time!

Compass are delighted to announce the signing of 17 new mega-cineplex developments with muvi Cinemas, a wholly owned and operated Saudi Arabian cinema brand.

17 Dec 2019


Leaders in F&B Awards 2019

Touted as one of the most spectacular events in the F&B diary, the Leaders in F&B Awards is back for it’s 4th year, celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s F&B industry, whilst recognizing remarkable restaurants and passionate people.

29 Sep 2019


Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit 2019

The retail & hospitality sectors have experienced stratospheric growth throughout the region, over the past 15 years.

29 Sep 2019


Work begins on Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr

After a few months in the making, works have begun on the award-winning Pai Thai at the Jumeirah Al Qasr hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. The sophisticated transformation is expected to take 6 weeks and will infuse Thai culture with an amplified user experience.

20 Aug 2019


Compass Project Consulting – Cumming Corporation

Compass Project Consulting continues to experience significant growth throughout the MENA region. Recently, the company entered into an agreement with the UAE branch of Cumming Corporation – a U.S.-based international project management and cost consultancy – to assume operating responsibility for their ongoing work in the MENA region. Under the agreement, the combined team will allow Compass to meet its growth goals, better service its existing clients, and provide a platform for new and expanded opportunities for its team throughout the region.

11 Jul 2019


Pay it forward, with Compass, this Ramadan

In the spirit of Ramadan, join us in paying-it-forward! The Team at Compass Project Consulting would like to encourage our industry peers & colleagues (everyone really!) to drop off a charitable and non-perishable donation – be it packaged food, clothing, books, toys or even bits for animal welfare – at either our UAE or KSA offices.

06 May 2019


Compass’ Silver Screen Debuts!

Compass Project Consulting, a MENA based integrated Project and Cost Management Consultancy, has announced the successful opening of two VOX Cineplexes in Riyadh, within the past month. These leisure and entertainment destinations can be found at The Roof Mall and Al Qasr Mall.

24 Mar 2019


Bahrain Duty Free

According to statistics, the number of scheduled passengers handled by the airline industry globally has increased by 1,215 million passengers in the past 5 years!

15 Jan 2019


Compass Project Consulting

Compass Project Management and Quantum Cost Management are glad to share the news that they are joining forces. Having co-operated on numerous projects over the last few years, the natural progression of two becoming one will strengthen operational outputs and full project-lifecycle considerations. This unified collaboration will reinforce the evolved offerings of both award-winning companies’ services, as well as amplify new capabilities which each have organically developed, to best meet our Clients’ needs.

13 Jan 2019


Compass makes the Caterer Middle East’s Power 50 List – Influencers

As one of the top 10 Influencers whose insights make the Food and Beverage industry in the Middle East sit up and take notice, Martin McLean, Director, (along with the entire Compass Team!) is always happy to listen to F&B Owners challenges in order to share expertise in overcoming these.

11 Dec 2018


Middle East Consultants 2018 winner!

The Quantum Team (now trading as Compass Project Consulting) are incredibly humbled and honoured to have won the Start-up of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards 2018!

10 Dec 2018


Construction Week Awards 2018 – Project Manager of the Year finalist

We are thrilled, and immensely proud, of Khalil Ayyoub, Compass Project Manager who has been shortlisted in the Project Manager of the Year category for the Construction Week Awards 2018!

19 Nov 2018


Case Study – Daimler Regional Training Centre

Mercedes-Benz Cars (Middle East) is globally renowned as one of the most state-of-the-art, high class and professional automotive companies in the world. Much like their sleek vehicle interiors, the company’s real estate interior designs reflect the highest levels of creativity and sensitivity.

15 Nov 2018


Dubai Expo 2020

A global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity. Held for the first time in a Middle Eastern country, and occurring every five years since 1851, over 150 countries are busying themselves for this historic 6-month event.

17 Oct 2018


Compass Readies for Launch of New Bluewaters Icon

Compass is pleased to announce its latest major milestone as it nears handover of the new The London Project concept. Scheduled to open in Q4 2018, the project will be the focal point of the new Bluewaters by Meraas island development. Rising from the base of the already iconic Ain Dubai observation wheel, The London Project concept is a full hospitality destination and immersive experience, anchoring the exciting new lifestyle development as its natural hub.

15 Oct 2018


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Our New Frontier

With recent developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shaping a new vision, the country has opened a host of opportunities and attractions for international business markets.

02 Aug 2018


CID Awards 2018 – Fit Out Project of the Year winner – Flamingo Room

Compass is delighted to have won the Fit-out Project of the Year at the Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards 2018, recognising Flamingo Room by Tasha’s as a Fit Out Project of the Year! As a joint nomination alongside BW Interiors, the Compass Team are delighted with the award and humbled to receive such prestigious recognition from our Industry peers.

16 Aug 2018


Compass Celebrates 4th Birthday

Clients, contractors, media, and members of the UAE’s design and construction community joined Compass in celebrating the company’s 4th anniversary last night. Held at the new Hotel Cartegena Hotel venue at JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai’s Business Bay, the event was held in conjunction with design industry networking group, DesignMix. Guests mingled enjoying canapes and beverages as they feted the homegrown project management company’s landmark anniversary.

05 Jul 2018


The Langham Hotel – Jeddah

The Langham Hospitality Group enjoys a legendary heritage dating back to 1865, and is widely-renowned as one of the leading Grand Hotels in the world. Each Langham Hotel reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses.

02 Feb 2018


Compass Celebrates 200th Project Win

Compass celebrates 200th project win with Dubai’s First Urth Caffe.

20 Jun 2018


Compass Delivers Parker’s – The Dubai Mall

Dubai-based project and cost management group Compass is pleased to announce the successful handover of new restaurant concept Parker’s, with the restaurant opening to the public April 11th, 2016.

03 May 2018


Compass lands job with Maersk

Dubai-based construction consultancy Compass has picked up a new contract with Maersk Training, part of Maersk Group.

01 Apr 2015


Compass wins contract in Dubai Silicon Oasis

Compass has been awarded the project management contract for Souq Extra! Dubai Silicon Oasis Mosque.

27 Jun 2016


Compass hands over GCC’s first Weslodge Saloon

Compass has handed over the Middle East’s first Weslodge Saloon, a $4.62m (AED17m) restaurant project situated on the 68th floor of the JW Marriot Marquis in Dubai, UAE.

18 Apr 2016


Compass hands over DIFC restaurant, Bazxar

Compass has handed over Bazxar restaurant in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Construction at the 500m2 site began in February 2016. The project was handed over to client Kith and Kin on 1 June.

12 Jun 2016



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13 Jul 2021

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