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Cypriot and Greek PCC-Terna to develop Marina West February 8, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Architecture Cyprus, Business & Economy.
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Marina West Real Estate Company has appointed PCC-Terna as the main contractor for Bahrain’s iconic Marina West development.

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Ground breaking for the Kingdom’s largest gated beachfront residential community takes place this month with completion of the 345,000 square-metre residential, retail and leisure development set for December 2009.

Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract PCC-Terna has overall responsibility for the design and construction of the entire project and is bringing its extensive expertise and experience with similar projects of this magnitude in Europe and across the Middle East to ensure the synchronisation of all aspects of the undertaking. This includes the logistical challenge of bringing in a 6,000-strong on site workforce at its peak.

‘PCC-Terna is the ideal contractor for this project as its combined and complementary strengths and capabilities, which emanate from the extensive local experience of Bahrain’s Poullaides Construction Co. WLL (PCC) which is of Cypriot origin and the proven track record of Greece’s second largest contractor, Terna S.A. ensures a superior understanding of our requirements to correctly bring our vision for Marina West to life,’ said Ahmed Abubaker Janahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAJ Holdings Company, the company representing Marina West.

Marina West will offer more than 1,280 luxury apartments and penthouse suites through its 11 residential towers and more than 7,000 square metres of the development will feature a full range of leisure, recreation and entertainment facilities. Among these will be a marina, private beach and comprehensive high quality retail offering.

‘The appointment of PCC-Terna as the main contractor for the project marks a major milestone in the development of Marina West and follows a thoroughly detailed selection process. Resources are currently being mobilised to the site and this month’s ground breaking will be immediately followed by a programme of ongoing activity to ensure delivery by the end of 2009,’ said Eric Tromans, CEO for ReeMoon, the project’s developer.

The 33-month program to construct Marina West essentially involves five phases. The first phase comprises the detailed architectural, structural and electromechanical design of the 11 towers. Piling works to create the foundations of the towers begins imminently, following which the construction of the superstructure of the towers will commence. A two-storey ‘podium’ structure to provide car parking and commercial premises will subsequently be followed by the final phase which will focus on the completion of the marina and all remaining external works.

‘The construction sector in Bahrain currently presents a host of opportunities and we see Marina West as being pivotal among these. We are indeed excited to have been selected, and of course, to working with the visionary personalities behind this development,’ added Christos A. Poullaides, Managing Director of PCC.

‘The unique aspects of this undertaking include the fact that Marina West is the first development of its kind in Bahrain and the logistics involved in this project are challenging. This includes the provision of manpower and we are already in discussions with the Ministry of Labour to determine commonalities between our human resources needs and the availability of relevant Bahraini human resources.’

Asteco Property Management is the exclusive sales and leasing agency for Marina West’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom freehold apartments, duplexes, simplexes and penthouse suites, which begin at a price of BD 47,000 with floor space ranging in size from 92 to 447 square metres.

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