Client: Turquoise Mountain Trust (TMT)
Role: Strategic advice and input into an infrastructure masterplan, helping client with applying of internationally accepted criteria in a local context and how to phase the project in the long-term in line with priorities and funding.
Provided a flexible, and creative, and practical solutions for wastewater , stormwater and water supply options to inform the client in evaluating approaches to a highly sensitive archaeological site.
"The Turquoise Mountain Trust (TMT) is a not-for-profit organisation established by HRH The Prince of Wales that aims to regenerate historic areas by working with their community’s rich cultural heritage and reviving traditional crafts to create jobs and develop skills in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. TMT has started a heritage-led regeneration project at the Umm Qais Archaeological Site in the north of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Umm Qais is one of Jordan's most significant historic places with remains from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ummayad periods all the way up to nineteenth-century Ottoman-era buildings and twentieth-century military remains. Working with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, TMT was tasked to complete a feasibility study to create new visitor facilities and accommodation in the Ottoman-era buildings that would improve the site's offer, encourage tourists to stay longer and create employment for the local people. In a country facing water shortages, waste and water management is a crucial consideration and ICE Consulting has been integral at the start providing an infrastructure masterplan, helping TMT to understand Jordanian standards, define internationally accepted criteria and how to phase the project in the long-term in line with priorities and funding. Working with IEC Consulting was flexible, creative, and practical - all of this was particularly valuable in evaluating approaches to a highly sensitive archaeological site. IEC Consulting's input has been invaluable at this early stage of the project, setting us up and giving us the best chance of delivering the project in the long term. "
Boris Bogdanovic, Director of Urban Regeneration, Turquoise Mountain Jordan
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