The Al-Tijaria Tower ... 50 storeys tall.

The Al-Tijaria Tower ... 50 storeys tall.

Towering debut

January 2017

Piling work has been completed on what is designed to be the tallest residential building in Bahrain.

Located in the heart of Manama on a strategic site overlooking the King Hamad Causeway that connects the capital with Muharraq, the 50-storey Al-Tijaria Tower will offer 280 residential units and several luxury facilities, including a swimming pool for adults with Jacuzzi, a swimming pool for kids with a playing area as well as an infinity pool with Jacuzzi.

The tower also features a business centre, a multi-purpose hall, an outdoor theatre and a multisport court for playing basketball, volleyball and tennis.

The project is expected to be the first in a series of developments to be launched in Bahrain by The Commercial Real Estate Development Company (Al-Tijaria), which is owned by The Commercial Real Estate Company in Kuwait.  

 “Besides its enviable location, Al-Tijaria Tower – true to its name - combines a modern elite lifestyle with an ideal environment for those who seek serenity and luxury,” Fawaz Ibrahim, chief executive officer of Al-Tijaria, tells Gulf Construction.

Fine residences ... the reception of the tower.

Fine residences ... the reception of the tower.

“Al-Tijaria Tower is set to become the finest of residential towers. The apartments have been designed in line with the highest standards of modern residences. The project is located within a three-minute drive from the Bahrain World Trade Centre, Moda Mall and the upcoming Avenues Mall, and 10 minutes away from the airport,” he adds.

Construction of the Al-Tijaria Tower began at the end of August 2016 over a 3,858-sq-m site near the Bait Al Quran.  

The tower offers a built-up area of 76,805 sq m and is provided with parking space for 450 vehicles as well as a comprehensive range of amenities including an outdoor adults’ and kids pools, an indoor infinity pool with Jacuzzi, separate gymnasiums for men and women, a business centre, a salon/spa and a games room.  Other facilities include a lounge, three coffee shops, mini market and barbecue area.

The tower will comprise a concrete-framed structure with seven levels of car-parking, over which will be an amenities and gym level and a services floor level.  Above these will be 40 residential floors, a recreational floor, machine room level, water tank room level, and services lift machine room level and roof. 

Each residential floor will accommodate seven apartments, including one three-bedroom unit, three two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments.   The project is slated for completion in mid-2019, with Arab Architect being the consultant.

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