$30 million twin-tower project in Bahrain will be ready in 18 months

A US $30 million twin-tower project offering office space and residential apartments in Bahrain’s Manama suq area has been launched.

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By  Rhys Jones Published  July 24, 2004

A US $30 million twin-tower project offering office space and residential apartments in Bahrain’s Manama suq area was launched last week. The 24-storey project, known as West Gate Towers will see the two buildings linked at various points in the lower and upper levels. Work on the project is expected to start in four months and is expected to be finished within 18 months. Once complete the project will have 48 offices, 50 apartments and two penthouses. Real estate developer Mubarak Abdul Aziz Al Hassawi, who launched the project said the development is sited opposite the Manama bus-stand. “The tastefully designed state-of-the-art buildings will cater to the kingdom’s growing requirements for both residential and commercial space,” said Al Hassawi. “With environmentally conscious high-tech facilities in an energy-efficient setting, the towers will provide optimum living and working conditions,” he added. The North Tower is designed for residential use with high-end apartments offering facilities such as a health and fitness club complete with a fully equipped gym and an aerobics hall, a coffee shop, changing and shower facilities, spa and grooming outlets and a swimming pool with a pool deck on the 19th floor. The South Tower will feature office space with each floor configured to suit from one to four businesses although several floors can also be joined into one business unit. Separate units will be equipped with provisions for facilities and services including communication and safety infrastructure. The tower will also include a business centre on the 18th floor equipped with conference and meeting facilities as well as a dining hall and lounge, which provides secretarial and business assistance services. The ground, mezzanine and first floors have been designed for retail occupation while the first floor will also serve as an inter-link across Sheikh Khalifa Avenue between the northern and the southern sections of the mall. “The tower has been developed as an economically-viable project to contribute to the Kingdom’s growth and development in line with the aims of the Economic Development Board chaired by the Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa,” said Al Hassawi. MI’MAR Architecture & Engineering is providing the consultancy services for the development, design and implementation of the project, located at the west side of the suq.

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