SSH to design Bahrain's Ras Al Barr resort

Huge new waterfront resort will be built on 17 reclaimed islands near Durrat Al Bahrain

Ras Al Barr resort, Bahrain (Image: ARC International Design)
Ras Al Barr resort, Bahrain (Image: ARC International Design)

SSH has been appointed as the main consultant to deliver the new 1.5 million m2 Ras Al Barr resort project on the south of Bahrain's main island.

SSH won out in a competitive tender process held by PK Development Company, which is owned by Kuwait Finance House and a group of private investors, to land a contract to provide masterplanning, architecture and engineering consultancy services to the project.

It is being built on a 110,000m2 site, which includes 44,000m2 of reclaimed land, to the south of the Durrat al Bahrain resort, close to Ras Al Barr. The development will be completed over two phases and will be spread over several islands which will house themed hotels, resorts and souqs, residential units, schools, parklands, public waterfront and sports facilities.

The work will involve dredging and land reclamation, as well as the development of reclaimed land.

Phase one will have three islands containing an open, gated development with smaller residential communities, waterfront apartment blocks, the souk, a yacht club, four hotels, schools, a commercial area, mosque and a beach area. The second phase will contain some bigger residential schemes spread over 14 different islands.

Mr Hisham Al Moayyed, acting CEO of PK Development Company, said it "is set to be greatly advantageous to those seeking affordable Waterfron tresidence while enjoying the 'Durrat Al Bahrain' waterfront lifestyle".

"We believe the Ras Al Barr Project to be a unique property offering and we are very excited to beworking with one of the leading masterplanners in the region SSH, supported by Aecom as one of the leading consultants worldwide in infrastructure, marine, and environmental consultancy services.”

SSH's Bahrain general manager, Andrew Barwick, said: “We are delighted and proud to be working on one of Bahrain’s most anticipated developments located on the prestigious Ras Al Barr peninsula."


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