Linesight to deliver AXA’s 6,200m2 building in Bahrain by end-2019
Construction consultancy is providing full project management services for AXA Insurance Gulf’s Bahrain building
Construction consultancy Linesight has announced that it will deliver AXA Insurance Gulf’s first fully owned 6,200m2 seven-storey building, situated in the Bahrain Bay development, on time and within budget by end-2019.
The building, which comprises four basement levels and car parking facilities, will be partially occupied by AXA and will feature office accommodation for the insurance firm’s Bahrain-based employees, as well as a customer service centre on the ground floor. Approximately 3,200m2 will be available for office and retail lease.
Located 6.8km Bahrain International Airport, the AXA building will be Grade-A standard, with sustainability a main consideration in the design, build, and fit-out works. The build will feature rooftop solar panels, automated lighting controls, as well as up-to-date security, including biometrics and number plate recognition systems.
Commenting on the announcement of a timely delivery, regional director for the Middle East at Linesight, Ciaran McCormack, said: “Having worked successfully with AXA in Europe for a number of years, we were commissioned to provide full project management services for their new headquarters in Bahrain. Overseeing strategic planning, all quality and commissioning plans, and contract and procurement strategies, we have also handled all elements of environmental and sustainability management, ensuring the project was adhering to legislative requirements at all times.”
Cormack added: “The AXA building is an impressive structure, purpose-designed to provide a more comfortable work environment for AXA’s employees, and significantly is situated in a prominent and easily accessible location in Bahrain Bay which is growing in popularity as a prime business hub and commercial destination.”
In addition to being the project management consultant for the new AXA Bahrain building, Linesight is also involved in the Al Sahel Hotel Development, as well as overseeing the project and design management for Bahrain Marina, which when completed will include a 250-berth marina, a five-star hotel, a host of F&B and leisure amenities, luxury villas, and a 600-unit residential tower overlooking the sea.