Bahrain’s Edamah says 60% of work on Sa’ada West project has been completed

Mixed-use waterfront project scheduled to be completed by September 2019

Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) has said that steady progress is being made on its premium seafront development, Sa’ada West, which is located on the Muharraq coast, adjacent to the Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Causeway.

In a statement, the real estate unit of the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, said that nearly 60% of the work has already been completed. It added that Sa’ada is the first-of-its-kind waterfront development and that it was mainly designed to cater to the needs of a diverse base of Bahraini locals and tourists, as well as serving the requirements from an investor and business perspective, providing tenants with a differentiated project.

The development features a variety of public facilities, including restaurants, kiosks and a promenade, alongside a raft of other services which enable it to emerge as a value-adding project to the community at large, the statement added.

According to Edamah, the premium mixed-use waterfront project is being implemented in two phases. In Phase One, an 18,000sqm area has been reclaimed and prepared besides seawalls and jetties being constructed. In Phase Two, which is currently underway, seven new buildings are being built, featuring a total of 45 retail and F&B units, in addition to a multi-storey carpark building.

Featuring a mix of retail and hospitality spaces, the Sa’ada West project is envisioned as housing a promenade with family entertainment, an experience of harbour side dining and a modern marina, hosting an array of boats.

“Phase One consists of the development of restaurants and cafes with spectacular sea facing views, and a harbour for cruise boats and other leisure facilities,” said Ali Al Rumaihi, head of corporate financing for Edamah.

“The Phase Two will see the development of a centrally-located, multi-storey car parking building, acting as a link between the culturally rich Muharraq Souq complete with a modern waterfront promenade and pedestrian bridge,” he added.

Work on the development is in full swing, with all the seven buildings scheduled to be completed in September, while the 200-space car park will be ready for use in November. Mohammed Jalal Contracting is undertaking the phased construction work, the developer added.

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