Majaal Warehouse Company yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site for the final phase of its initial $45 million development at the Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW).
The project, designed by Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) and being built by Abdulaal Construction Services (ACS), is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2014.
MSCEB is also providing site supervision services and Baker Wilkins and Smith (BWS) Middle East is appointed to provide cost management services to the project.
Present at the ceremony were ACS chairman Ebrahim Abdulaal Al Fahad, general manager Robert Kirby, vice-president Thamer Salahuddin, MSCEB executive director Sushil Kher, BWS senior quantity surveyor Rajadurai T, head of development Yasser Abu Lughod and Majaal managing director Amin Al Arrayed, along with other members of the project team.
This ceremony follows the signing of a new long-term tenancy agreement with Abudawood Al Saffar (ASC).
The facility will serve as ASC’s new distribution centre, affirming Majaal’s position as the preferred provider of industrial facilities in the kingdom.
The new building represents a quantitative shift for the company. Being significantly larger than the existing structures at Majaal, this facility will offer raised flooring and truck docking bays for easy on and off loading along with higher ceilings for increased storage capacity.
The development will span a land area of 252,000 square feet, providing a total leasable area of 145,000 square feet when complete.
“We are very pleased to again appoint ACS to construct these new facilities, in addition to the three buildings presently under construction which are nearing completion,” Mr Al Arrayed said.
“ACS has demonstrated skill, professionalism and reliability in their execution and delivery of the present project,” he added.
“We sincerely appreciate the confidence placed in us by Majaal with this appointment, as this will be our second project working together,” Mr Al Fahad said.
“We are determined to continue to prove ourselves in delivering another top quality project, within the timeframe and with attention to detail and quality – all deliverables that we are extremely confident of achieving,” he added.
“We are very pleased to be implementing a new and innovative warehouse building design prepared by our team for this Majaal expansion,” Mr Salahuddin said.