Design-Build Contract Awarded for U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria

The U.S. Department of State has awarded a design-build contract for construction of a new U.S. Consulate General office building in Lagos, Nigeria.

By Staff Writer on
9th October 2021

According to a statement on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, the Department of State has awarded Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois the US$319 million design-build contract for the new U.S. Consulate General.

The 12.2-acre site for the new Consulate General is part of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in collaboration with the government of Lagos State, Nigeria.  According to the U.S. Embassy statement, the location will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbors with access to sustainable, modern infrastructure, including an 8.5 km seawall designed to protect the city from rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

Aerial View of Eko Atlantic under construction (Eko Atlantic)
Aerial View of Eko Atlantic under construction (source: Eko Atlantic)

New York-based Ennead Architects is the design architect, working in conjunction with local Nigerian-based architects ATO Architects Limited.

A post on Ennead's website states that "The new U.S. Consulate General prioritizes resilient and sustainable design strategies. Located in a hot, humid environment, the new U.S. Consulate General reduces energy use and uses on-site energy generation to manage high energy demand. The façade is self-shading and the exterior diagrid is designed to reduce solar heat gain while maintaining access to daylight and views on the interior. The landscape design connects the site to its natural delta environment by making stormwater management visible and by resilient design techniques on display."

Architectural Rendering of U.S. Consulate Lagos Design (Visitors Entry) Ennead
Architectural Rendering of U.S. Consulate Lagos Design - Visitors Entry (Source: Ennead Architects)

Pernix Group, the U.S. construction company that is building the new Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, has also constructed U.S. consular offices and embassy buildings in Kampala Uganda, and in Maputo Mozambique. 

The new Consulate General project in Lagos is expected to be completed in 2027.

Top Photo: Aerial View - Architectural Rendering of U.S. Consulate Lagos Design (Source: Ennead Architects)


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