Main construction works for Bahrain mall complete

Work on Avenue Mall in Manama is progressing as per schedule with work on the structure of the steel dome for the mall and the southern garden commencing

Officials touring the construction site of Bahrain’s Avenue Mall (Pic courtesy: BNA).
Officials touring the construction site of Bahrain’s Avenue Mall (Pic courtesy: BNA).

Avenues Mall in Bahrain, scheduled to open in March 2017, is 70% ready with main construction works completed.

Waleed Al Shoraian, chief executive of Mabanee stated that 70% of the Bahrain Avenues has been completed and work is progressing as per the project plan.

The main construction works have been completed, in addition to the area allocated for the cinemas.

Also, roofs, floors, toilets and the glass facing the sea have been completed, besides commencing work on the structure of the steel dome for the mall and the southern garden.

Al Shoraian reiterated that the external works for the mall are progressing as per schedule, while work is underway to pave the outside roads and walkways with asphalt.

Work has also commenced on the implementation of the main storm water drainage network for the mall, connecting the sewerage channels and installing the irrigation channels for afforestation and aesthetic purposes.

The Avenues Mall, whose implementation commenced in February 2015, is located in the centre of Manama facing King Faisal Highway.

The design of the mall allows the sunlight to enter the mall without the heat of the sun. The mall extends over an area of 273,000m2, 75,000m2 of which are open green areas and public gardens.

Also, the mall overlooks a waterfront, while the areas for rent occupy 40,000m2, including global commercial shops, food court and coffee shops. The parking lot also accommodates more than 1,400 vehicles.

The mall also includes a waterfront at the length of 1.5km, which comprises of a kids playing area, a jogging track, a game hall, restaurants and coffee shops, commercial shops, and cinemas.

The parties in charge of the project are a group of Bahraini investors, in partnership with Mohammed Mahmoud Al Shaea Company, and Mabanee, the owner of the Avenues Mall of Kuwait.

The cost of the project stands at $119.3mn (BHD45mn).

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