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Pearl Trail Project

Owner Bahrain Ministry of Culture
Estimated Value US$ 47,700,000
Sector Infrastructure
Sub Sector Mixed-Use Development
Residential Development
Country Bahrain
City Muharraq
Capacity 3.5 km long trail, 27 buildings Feasibility Start Date Q3-2014
Status Feasibility Study Project End Date Q4-2019
Owner Bahrain Ministry of Culture
Estimated Value US$ 47,700,000
Sector Infrastructure
Sub Sector Mixed-Use Development
Residential Development
City Muharraq
Country Bahrain
Capacity 3.5 km long trail, 27 buildings
Feasibility Start Date Q3-2014
Status Feasibility Study
Project End Date Q4-2019


Project Overview


Background

Pearl Trail Project is the re-development of 27 historical buildings by Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture. The 3.5 kilometer-long trail includes 18 heritage houses, 18 open green spaces, 4 multi-storey parking lots, a 120-metre-long bridge linking Bu Maher Fort and Halat Bu Maher.

Overall, this development is a facelift project for 750 houses that also includes 27 historical buildings, of which 15 buildings features on the UNESCO world heritage.

The cultural project has been approved by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, coinciding with the festivities to make Muharraq as the Capital of Islamic Culture.


Scope of Work

Scope of work includes the following:

  • 27 buildings
  • 19 plazas
  • 4 car parking lots
  • 18 heritage houses
  • 18 open green spaces
  • Visitors Centre
  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Landscaping
  • Garden area
  • Security and other related features
  • Associated facilities


Finance

Financers for the Pearl Trail project are as follows:

  • Bahrain Ministry of Culture
  • Islamic Development Bank (soft financing)


Additional Notes

The pedestrian bridge is about 120-meters long connecting Bu Maher fort and Halat Bu Maher.


Related Companies


Owner

Bahrain Ministry of Culture
P. O. Box 2199, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17 298 777
Email: info@culture.gov.bh
Web: www.culture.gov.bh

Feed/Design

Pre Qualified

Al A'ali Engineering
Flat No 43, 4th Floor, Building No 1297, Road No 2326, Block 623, West Eker, Sanad, Bahrain
Tel: +973 1770 4616
Email: info@alaaliengineering.com
Web: www.alaaliengineering.com
Gulf House Engineering
+973 17822 666
Email: admin@daralkhalij.com
Ismail Khonji Associates (IKA)
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1771 4463
Email: ikabah@batelco.com.bh, ikhonji@batelco.com.bh
Web: www.ikaconsultants.com
Phoenix Engineering Services
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1753 5115
Web: www.phoenixbahrain.com
Valerio Olgiati
Senda Stretga 1, 7017 Flims, Switzerland
Tel: +41 81 552 0505
Email: mail@olgiati.net
Web: www.olgiati.net

EPC

Pre Qualified

Al Saraya Designing LLC (Saraya)
PC: 114, Muttrah, Al RAID Business Center, 2nd Floor, Office No: 39, Qurum, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +968 2456 0754
Email: info@saraya-om.com
Web: www.saraya-om.com
Almoayyed Contracting Group W.L.L.
Flat 11, Building 496, Road 84, Sheikh Salman Highway, Block 407, Khamis
Tel: +973 1740 4949, +973 1740 0407
Email: contracting@almoayyedcg.com
Web: www.almoayyedcg.com
Aradous Contracting and Maintenance Co. WLL
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 6999 1130
Email: info@aradouscm.com
Web: www.aradous-bahrain.com
Down Town Construction Company

Tel: +973 1740 4866
Email: downtown@batelco.com.bh
Web: www.downtownbh.com
General Contracting & Trading Services Company WLL
Manama, Bahrain
Tel: +973 1770 0663
Email: info@gcts-bahrain.com
Web: www.gcts-bahrain.com
Hafeera Contracting Co. W.L.L. (Group)
West Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1773 0343
Email: info@hafeera.com
Web: www.hafeera.com
Sayed Kadhem Al Durazi & Sons Group B.S.C
Sayed Kadhem Al Durazi & Sons Group B.S.C Building
Tel: +973 17 620 672, +973 17 620 673
Email: info@skaldurazi.com
Web: www.skaldurazi.com

Awarded

Financier

Pre Qualified

Islamic Development Bank
P.O.Box 5925, Jeddah 21432, KSA
Tel: +966 12 636 1400
Email: info@isdb.org
Web: www.isdb-pilot.org

Sub-contractor

Pre Qualified

Emaar Engineering W.L.L.
Office No. 284, Road 2510 Block 325, Gudaibiya, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1771 1333
Email: emaar@batelco.com.bh
Web: www.emaar.bh
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
251 Avenue, Louise B–1050, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2503 0571
Email: mail@officekgdvs.com
Web: www.officekgdvs.com
Systematica Srl
via Lovanio, 8 20121 Milan, Italy
Tel: +390 2623 1191
Email: milano@systematica.net
Web: www.systematica.net

Related Contacts


Al A'ali Engineering

Name: Ahmed Mansoor Al A'ali
Designation: Managing Director
Telephone:+973 39 671 667

Al Saraya Designing LLC (Saraya)

Name: Fahad Al Araimi
Designation: Chairman & Co-Founder
Telephone:+968 2456 0754
Name: Engg. Woaud Al Araimi
Designation: Managing Director & Co-Founder
Telephone:+968 2456 0754
Name: J.M.R. Jayasinghe
Designation: Design Director/Senior Architect
Telephone:+968 2456 0754

Almoayyed Contracting Group W.L.L.

Name: Biju Anto
Designation: Project Coordinator
Telephone:+973 1740 4949; Ext: 130
Name: M. Mathews
Designation: Director & Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:+973 3967 8111
Name: Hala Farouk Al Moayyed
Designation: Executive Director
Name: Sarwar Khan
Designation: Contracts Manager
Telephone:+973 3977 3535, +973 1740 4949
Email Address: sarwar@almoayyedcg.com
Linkedin:View
Name: Santhosh K.
Designation: Senior Project Manager
Telephone:+973 1740 4949
Linkedin:View
Name: Pranay Thacker
Designation: General Manager
Telephone:+973 1740 4949 ; Ext. 115
Name: Darren Magnow
Designation: Project Director
Telephone:+973 3652 5558
Name: Balaji Rao
Designation: Project Manager
Telephone:+973 3838 2731
Email Address: balaji.rao@almoayyedcg.com

Bahrain Ministry of Culture

Name: Shaikh Khalid bin Hammood Al Khalifa
Designation: Assistant Undersecretary
Telephone:+973 1729 8777

Down Town Construction Company

Name: Pradip Liyanawadu
Designation: Estimation Manager
Telephone:+973 1740 4866

General Contracting & Trading Services Company WLL

Name: Jalal Al Najjar
Designation: Managing Director
Telephone:+973 1770 0663
Name: Sajeevan Kuttiantavida
Designation: Operations Manager
Telephone:+973 1770 0663
Name: Pradeep Variyam Veettil
Designation: Project Engineer
Telephone:+973 1770 0663
Name: Binu S.
Designation: Project Manager
Telephone:+973 1770 0663

Gulf House Engineering

Name: Arvind Krishnaswamy
Designation: Director of Business Development
Telephone:+973 17822 666
Linkedin:View
Name: Nawal A.Karim
Designation: General Manager
Telephone:+973 3965 5441
Email Address: gm@ghe.com.bh
Name: Qamar Hassan
Designation: Project Manager
Telephone:+973 3943 1815, +973 17 822 666
Email Address: esm8@ghe.com.bh, qamarh@gmail.com
Name: Adham Sadiq
Designation: Project Manager
Telephone:+973 17 822 666
Email Address: tb1@ghe.com.bh
Name: Ahmed Bucheery
Designation: Managing Director
Telephone:+973 1782 2666
Name: Suhail Al Masri
Designation: Architectural Design Director
Telephone:+973 17 822 666

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Name: Kersten Geers
Designation: Principal
Telephone:+32 2503 0571


Updates

Aug 2017

Contract awards are expected to happen in September.

Jul 2017

Bidder and their respective bid prices are as follows:

Al Saraya Designing LLC (Saraya) - $4.71 million
Almoayyed Contracting Group W.L.L. - $5.6 million
Aradous Contracting and Maintenance Co. WLL - $6.28 million
Down Town Construction Company - 6.26 million
General Contracting & Trading Services Company WLL - $6.21 million
Hafeera Contracting Co. W.L.L. (Group) - $9.04 million
Sayed Kadhem Al Durazi & Sons Group B.S.C - $7.48 million

Apr 2017

Several companies have presented their bids for the main construction contract. An award is expected in Q3-2017.

Mar 2017

Belgium based "OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen" has been appointed to provide idiosyncratic architecture design on the scheme.

Jan 2017

The client has issued tenders inviting companies to submit their bids for the main construction contract. The bid submission deadline is in April.

Dec 2016

Local firm Emaar Engineering W.L.L. has been appointed as the architectural and engineering design consultant for the visitors centre and landscaping areas.

Nov 2016

Gulf House Engineering has been appointed as the design & supervision consultant for the facade pearl path.

Jul 2016

The project is still in the feasibility stage. Design and supervision contracts are expected to be awarded soon.

Sep 2015

A loan of $48 million has been approved to develop the project.

Mar 2015

It is agreed that Islamic Development Bank will be soft financing upto $39.7 million for this project.

Jul 2014

Feasibility of the Pearl Trail project is being analyzed by Italian firm Systematica Srl.


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