The United States through its State Department has awarded Pernix Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois a $319 million design-build contract for the new Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria.
The US Department of State announced this earlier this week in a statement.
The new building’s architects will be Ennead Architects of New York, according to the statement, and it will be completed by 2027.
“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.
The Consulate General building will be located on a 12.2-acre site in Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in collaboration with Lagos State, and will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbors with access to sustainable, modern infrastructure, including an 8.5-kilometer 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 US Department of State’s statement stated that the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) offers safe, secure, functioning, and resilient buildings that represent the US government to the host country and assist US diplomats in promoting US foreign policy.