Bahrain's Edamah to float Sa'ada construction tender in Q4 2019

Real estate arm of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund to invite bidders for Phase 2 of Muharraq scheme before year-end

Government-backed Edamah is building Sa'ada in Bahrain.
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Government-backed Edamah is building Sa'ada in Bahrain.

Bahrain’s government-backed real estate developer, Edamah, aims to secure approval to issue a Phase 2 main construction works tender for its mixed-use project Sa’ada before the end 2019.

Stage 2 design work will start in Q1 2019, and the company, financed by sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, told Construction Week it plans to issue a Phase 2 tender in Q4.

Construction work will take approximately 12 months to complete after the main works package has been awarded. 

Like Phase 1 of Edamah, Phase 2's delivery will be a two-phased process. Phase 2 is planned to connect Muharraq’s old souk with the first section of Sa'ada, which is due to complete in Q4 2019.

Phase 2 comprises a multi-storey car park, retail and food and drink outlets, open plazas, and a revamped bus station and post office each.

Located in Muharraq, north-eastern Bahrain, Edamah hopes Sa'ada will become a destination linking the modernity of a marina with the area's heritage souk, both of which will be connected through a bridge.

Construction on Sa'ada started in Q1 2018, with the development now 20% complete.

Mohammed Jalal Contracting Company is the main contractor for Sa’ada Phase 1, while Gulf Engineering House is the main consultant and Aecom is the infrastructure consultant.

Click here for exclusive insights on the engineering of Sa'ada's Phase 1.

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