Lahore: The government departments concerned have issued No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) for the construction of Lahore’s tallest building, slated for development in Johar Town – a news source reported. Following this clearance, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has also approved the map for the 45-storey high-rise, to be built (specifically) in Johar Town’s Finance & Trade Centre (FTC) attraction.
The said building will be the second tallest in the country, following a 62-storey building in Karachi. It is expected to feature commercial areas, a head office space for a leading private company, and a five-star hotel. LDA Chief Town Planner Nadeem Akhtar Zaidi stated that the authority has handed over the building’s approved map to the project owners, who will begin the construction work soon.
The building’s documents reveal that it will be built over 44 kanals, and that 18,645 square metres of land have been allocated for the project.
The project includes three basements in addition to its 42 storeys, and will come equipped with a parking space for 420 vehicles. It also features a grey water treatment plant, which will be used for horticulture, chillers, and rainwater recycling.
The NOC issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) strictly indicates that the building should not exceed 500 feet – in height.