SSH Bahrain Wins Ras Al Barr Resort Project

Local🕔 9 March 2015

We are happy to announce that SSH Bahrain has been awarded the prestigious Ras Al Barr Resort, by PK Development Company W.L.L., a joint venture between Kuwait Finance House and private investors. SSH won the contract through a tendering process, after competing with other local and international consultancies, to provide master planning, architecture and engineering consultancy services in the new 1.5 million sqm mega-structure located in the south of the country’s main land.

Mr Hisham, PK Development Company W.L.L. Acting CEO, expands further on the motives of the project and what it consists of:

“Aligned with Bahrain’s 2030 economic vision, the Ras Al Barr Project aims to create a unique sustainable mixed-use waterfront development offering a range of waterfront housing options, themed hotels, retail and souqs, public waterfront and sandy beaches, as well as community facilities, schools, parklands, and sport facilities. The development will be supported by a high standard of infrastructure services designed to adoptable standards.

The project is set to be greatly advantageous to those seeking affordable Waterfront residence while enjoying the “Durrat Al Bahrain” waterfront lifestyle. We believe the Ras Al Barr Project to be a unique property offering and we are very excited to be working with one of the leading masterplanners in the region SSH, supported by AECOM as one of the leading consultants worldwide in infrastructure, marine, and environmental consultancy services.”

Ras Al Barr Development is located to the south of Durrat Al Bahrain resort and in close proximity to Ras Al Barr. The development area is approximately 11 Hectares on reclaimed land and phased in two phases consisting of several islands. The first phase is an open gated development and consists of 3 islands comprising of small to medium residential clusters, water front apartment blocks, souk, yacht club, 4 hotels, schools, commercial area, mosque, and beach area. The second phase consists of the gated community development comprising of medium to large residential waterfront mix spread on 14 islands.

SSH’s Design Director, Ray Phillips, and Architecture Director, Simon Dennison, will lead the design team located in our Bahrain office. SSH Bahrain General Manager, Andrew Barwick said: “We are delighted and proud to be working on one of Bahrain’s most anticipated developments located on the prestigious Ras Al Barr peninsular. SSH remains fully committed to delivering design quality and successful projects for our esteemed clients and for the Kingdom of Bahrain’’.

About SSH

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects in the region. The firm maintains offices in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Bahrain, Algeria, South Africa and London. Founded in 1961, we have completed more than 1,000 projects and are ranked 3rd in the Middle East by World Architecture Magazine and amongst the top 100 Architects in the World.

SSH's multifaceted practice includes: architecture, urban design and planning, structural and civil engineering, MEP/ building services, interior design, highway engineering, storm water drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling in addition to project management and construction supervision services. We have deep experience in a vast range of building types, from residential and commercial, retail and leisure, healthcare, education, high-rise, convention and cultural centres, to theatres and opera houses.

Local🕔 9 March 2015

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