“The future of Manama is in Bahrain Bay”: CEO Gagan Suri

EXCLUSIVE: Bahrain Bay CEO shares details on his construction plans and how Manama’s skyline will change

Bahrain Bay's The Wharf development
Bahrain Bay's The Wharf development

Bahrain Bay CEO, Gagan Suri, has told Construction Week that it will have its first set of residential towers within its Waterbay development as part of its vision for a “sustainable community”.

Among the country’s largest master planned developments, Bahrain Bay will be entirely private and will feature five residential projects for the area.

The first residential project will be The Waterbay, which includes three residential 10-storey towers located within Bahrain Bay.

Suri said that once The Waterbay project is completed, it will be the first residential development of its kind in Bahrain Bay.

“We’re very excited to have our first residential tower as the Bahrain Bay vision was to always have a sustainable community. For people to live here and work here – this whole vision is slowly coming together,” Suri told CW.

“The middle tower is very close to completion in a matter of not months, but weeks, and that’s great news for us as this is the first time in Bahrain Bay that we will actually have people starting to live here.”

Suri added that the two other towers are also just months away from their first delivery.

In addition to The Waterbay project, Bahrain Bay is also working on other developments such as The Promenade and The Wharf.

“We are always trying to be ahead of the game. We are always trying to put the horse before the cart, and as such, we developed The Promenade and The Wharf. No project like this has ever been built in Bahrain,” Suri added.

“It’s a very unique area with beautiful lighting, and lots of thought has gone into the ins and outs of the development. The Wharf gives you a feeling of closeness to the water, and that was purposely done.”

Bahrain Bay is also behind the kingdom’s tallest residential towers – The Golden Gate – and they are also working on a Four Seasons apartment concept.

“Other projects that are happening for us is the Golden Gate, they have been very patient to start developing and this development will be the tallest residential towers in Bahrain,” Suri confirmed.

“The piling and construction of the Four Seasons apartments should start very soon.”

Looking ahead, Suri believes that the “future of Manama will be located within Bahrain Bay”.

“Infrastructure, security, maintenance, lighting, roads – everything is private. This is what makes us very different and sets us apart. We are also fortunate that we are in the heart of Manama and this is why, in my opinion, the future of Manama is in Bahrain Bay,” Suri explained.

“Many years from now, this [Bahrain Bay] will define the skyline of Manama.”

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