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Video: 12-month time lapse shows The Avenues Bahrain take shape

The following time-lapse video shows The Avenues – Bahrain taking shape over a period of 12 months

The following time-lapse video shows The Avenues – Bahrain taking shape over a period of 12 months.

Located in Bahrain Bay, Manama, and developed by Kuwait-headquartered Mabanee Company, the mall boasts 130 retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets, a 10-screen cinema, and 1,500 parking spaces.

Phase 1 of The Avenues – Bahrain, which comprises the Grand Avenue and The Harbour, was inaugurated in October 2017. The project occupies a total land area of 27.2ha, and sits within a seafront location that extends for 1.5km.

The mall’s initial phase entailed an investment of approximately $159m (BHD60m), and was constructed over a period of two years. At present, its gross leasable area (GLA) is approximately 40,000m2.

Phase 2 of The Avenues – Bahrain will commence within the coming months, and is expected to complete in 2020. This portion of the development will involve the addition of 30,000m2 of leasing space, and construction of the 210-key Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel and Residences, which will be linked to the mall.

The building’s design was inspired by The Avenues – Kuwait, which also forms part of Mabanee’s development portfolio. In a bid to lend an air of outdoor shopping, the mall’s roof is covered by ethylene tetrafluoroethylene – a translucent material that allows sunlight to pass through its membrane while keeping heat out.

Once complete, The Avenues – Bahrain is expected to create 4,000 jobs for Bahrainis, according to the country’s state news agency, BNA.

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