Keller will commence piling works on the Marassi Galleria, marking the start of work on the lifestyle destination
German ground-engineering firm Keller Grundbau has been awarded a major contract for piling works at Marassi Galleria, Bahrain’s latest lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination at Marassi Al Bahrain off Muharraq.
The contract was awarded by UAE-based real estate development company, Eagle Hills, and its Bahraini partner and developer Diyar Al Muharraq.
Keller has a 40-year history in the Bahrain market.
The piling contract milestone marks the beginning of construction on the Marassi Al Bahrain site as planned, with the project on track for delivering a unique master-planned urban development, offering 875,000 sq m of waterfront residential, hospitality, retail and entertainment space.
Commenting on the contract, Dr Maher Al Shaer, managing director Eagle Hills – Diyar, says: “Our announcement (of the piling contract) moves us closer to this reality, in partnership with Keller Grundbau, who have an excellent track record with projects of this size both internationally and locally.”
On his part, Geert Janssen, managing director – Middle East Business Unit, Keller Grundbau, says: “We at Keller are proud to be associated with Eagle Hills and this award of major piling works for Marassi Galleria within Marassi Al Bahrain. Keller has a long track record of major development projects in Bahrain since 1973, and therefore buyers can be confident of on-time completion within all development guidelines and quality standards. By engaging in a partnership with our customers from the earliest stage of a project, we work together to use the latest techniques in engineering innovation.”
Keller is the world’s largest independent ground engineering specialist, providing technically advanced and cost-effective foundation solutions to the construction industry. Keller Grundbau has been the leading and oldest ground engineering company in Bahrain. The company has completed more than 1,200 jobs in the country over the past 43 years. Its products are used across the construction sector in infrastructure, industrial, commercial, residential and environmental projects.
Marassi Galleria will be a key shopping and entertainment destination in Bahrain with 178,000 sq m of gross floor area featuring high-end retail, indoor and outdoor entertainment, a multiplex cinema, themed courtyards, food and beverage (F&B) outlets, one of the region’s most elaborate family entertainment centre, plus lush gardens and shaded walkways.
The project will have direct access to two world-class hotels and serviced residences – The Address Hotels + Resorts, comprising 160 rooms and 140 residences, and Vida Hotels and Resorts, with 110 rooms and 130 residences – which are new to Bahrain’s market.
Marassi Al Bahrain is set to become the kingdom’s premier ‘smart city’, offering luxury homes, high-end shopping, leisure and entertainment. The masterplan includes 4,500 luxury apartments and 250,000 sq m of retail space, 300 branded apartments, a 93,000-sq-m central park, a 2,000-sq-m sales centre, a 2-km stretch of sandy beach, and a range of restaurants and cafés.