Construction on Bahrain's $28.7m public school completed

The 5ha education facility is being built by a Bahraini-Saudi Arabian consortium of Al Moayed and Nasma Contracting

The school features four academic buildings.
The school features four academic buildings.

Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MoW) has noted construction completion on the $28.7m (BHD10.8m) Shaikha Mooza bint Hamad Al Khalifa’s Primary and Secondary Girls’ School in Jau; it is being built by a Bahraini-Saudi Arabian joint venture of Al Moayed and Nasma Contracting and supported by the Saudi Fund for Development, with the facility being handed over to the Ministry of Education.

According to works affairs undersecretary at the MoW, Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Khayyat, the facility – which covers an area of 5ha – has been touted as the largest public school in terms of capacity, cost and facilities in Bahrain.

The school has a total built up area of 2.7ha and comprises four academic buildings featuring 48 classrooms, which can accommodate 1,440 students enrolled in the primary, intermediate and secondary level.

A report by Bahrain News Agency (BNA) revealed that the education facility also features laboratories, a library, offices for the educational and administrative staff, a sports hall, in addition to a cafeteria, bathrooms, stores and a room for the guard.

Al-Khayyat noted that the project has been implemented within the GCC Development Project and has been designed to meet the requirements of modern schools and sustainable green buildings.

In order to make the facility friendly for people with disabilities, non-slippery vinyl flooring has been adopted and lifts and toilets have been designed to meet the needs of the group.

Additionally, solar panels have also been installed on the roofs of the school buildings in coordination with the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), which will help save 30% of total energy consumption.

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