The contract to build the Grand Museum of Egypt, near Cairo, is ready to go out to tender.

Heneghan.Peng Architects, which won the competition to design the building in 2003, services engineer Buro Happold and structures and facade engineer Arup have just completed 5,000 drawings that will form part of the paperwork when the Egyptian ministry of culture puts the project out to tender. The 100,000m2 museum will be one of the largest in the world and will house 50,000 Egyptian artefacts, including the entire Tutankhamun collection. The project is worth $360m (£195m), excluding the fit out.